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Can you tell me about hernia support belt or shorts?

Can you tell me about hernia support belt or shorts?

They do not work: Do not waste your money. Hernia belts do not prevent the hernia from getting worse or causing problems. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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Can old men get a hernia from sex?

Can old men get a hernia from sex?

Hernia: Any type of straining can increase the symptoms from a preexisting hernia. This type of activity is unlikely to cause a hernia but may unmask a small previously asymptomatic hernia. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of an umbilical hernia in men?

What are the consequences of an umbilical hernia in men?

Variable: Untreated, the hernia could get larger, or become incarcerated, which could lead to complications with repair, or require emergency care. While this could be serious, the chance it happens is probably very low. Having said that, it is also unpredictable. See a general surgeon for more info. ...Read more

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What besides bulge are symptoms of a hernia in men?

What besides bulge are symptoms of a hernia in men?

Pain: Discomfort and bulge or swelling are the most common symptoms of a hernia hernias are most common in the groins in men & sometimes at the umbilical area. ...Read more

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Can any one tell me what exactly happens to men in the cough test for hernia?

Can any one tell me what exactly happens to men in the cough test for hernia?

Bulge: The test is done to see if there is a bulge in the inguinal canal which is what one would see if a hernia is present. ...Read more

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How much can an inguinal hernia in men hurt?

How much can an inguinal hernia in men hurt?

Variable: Most inguinal hernias in men will cause mild local aching pressure at times. If a hernia becomes large and incarcerated, this type of hernia can be very firm groin swelling and painful and need emergency medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Could hernia be operated successfully if yes then why are there many young and old men suffering from it.?

Could hernia be operated successfully if yes then why are there many young and old men suffering from it.?

Yes: Hernia operations are usually successful. As with any operation, there is risk, but hernia operations are commonly performed with minimally invasive approaches with excellent long term outcomes. I would encourage you to see a hernia surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How common are inguinal hernias in younger men? Also, would the location typically cause pain at the VERY base of penis (crevice area right near penis)

How common are inguinal hernias in younger men? Also, would the location typically cause pain at the VERY base of penis (crevice area right near penis)

Lifetime risk is 25%: Inguinal hernias are more common in men than women, due to the descent of the testicles from inside the abdomen to the scrotum. A bulge in the area on either side of your pubic bone is a typical physical finding, while burning or aching sensation at the bulge, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting is a common symptom. See your physician for confirmation by examination ...Read more

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Does inguinal hernia in men usually appear in younger guys (21) and would it appear as pain at very base of penis?

Does inguinal hernia in men usually appear in younger guys (21) and would it appear as pain at very base of penis?

Ing. Hernias common: Indirect inguinal hernia repair is one of most common operations for pediatric surgeons & due to non closure of slip of peritoneum attached to & facilitating testicular descent. Are thus congenital and quite common into the 20s. Hernias in older men are due to weakness of abdominal wall musculature & are direct inguinal hernias. Indirect inguinal hernia could cause pain at penile base. ...Read more

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What's the main difference between a hernia truss and belt?

What's the main difference between a hernia truss and belt?

Same: As far as I understand, these are both terms used to describe a hernia support system that may temporarily hold an inguinal or groin hernia in place. They both mean the same thing to me. ...Read more

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How risky is a hernia operation for a man in his late 70s?

How risky is a hernia operation for a man in his late 70s?

Fitness?: Depends on how vigorous a man he is. Does he walk independently or is he bed-bound. Can he walk up stairs? Is he on 1 medication or 25 medications? Smoker? Obese? Exact age is less important than health. Some 78 years olds are medically much younger than some 50 year olds talk to your medical doctor. Generally these are not high risk surgeries. ...Read more

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Umbilical hernia belts?

Umbilical hernia belts?

Bad Option: The purpose of a hernia belt is to prevent intestine from getting incarcerated ("stuck") within the hernia. The umbilicus is a very difficult if not impossible area to support in this manner; if anywhere, belts are better for inguinal (groin) hernias. Not all umbilical hernias require surgery; but, if your symptoms are severe enough to consider a belt, you may want to see a hernia surgeon. ...Read more

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Should I wear my hernia belt while I run?

Should I wear my hernia belt while I run?

If it helps.: A hernia belt may help support an area where a hernia is present, which can minimize the discomfort related to the hernia. Furthermore, it may reduce the risk of bowel getting stuck in the hernia, although this is unproven. Ultimately, the best thing to do would be to have the hernia surgically repaired--at 32, you are awfully young for wearing a hernia belt. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am a man over the age of 55, how susceptible am I to hiatal hernia?

I am a man over the age of 55, how susceptible am I to hiatal hernia?

60%: Incidence of hiatal hernia increases with age. Approximately 60% of adults 50 or older have a hiatal hernia. But most are not symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is the proceedure for checking an inginual hernia and can I continue to wear my panty girdle for support?

In most cases: Physical exam by a surgeon is all you need for accurate diagnosis of an inguinal hernia. In some cases, an ultrasound can provide more information. Panty girdle is probably not adequate support. Specially designed hernia truss is sometimes helpful, but surgery is best solution. Consult a surgeon for specific recommendation in your case. ...Read more

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Could hernia surgery affect a man's fertility?

Could hernia surgery affect a man's fertility?

Are you askng: About an inguinal or groin hernia surgery? No. Hernia surgery at any location on the body would not cause fertility issues. ...Read more

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