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How Does Coughing Reveal Hernia
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
3 hernias n pinched nerve repaired with mesh. Still horrible pulling nerve pain. Us revealed only mesh buldging where pain is. Normal? Or wrong?
Neuralgia: Most patients do fine. It seems like you have surgery 3 times - do not expect pain to be relieved. Each time you have surgery there is scar tissue formation which impacts on the nerve hence the pain which is worse with coughing, straining etc.. Your best bet right now is not more surgery (unless there is still a problem) - but to see a pain specialist who does scs or pns and discuss with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Small hernias my not show a visible bulge to the patient themself, but a physical examination with a doctor or general surgeon would feel the hernia bulge. A ct scan may or may not see a hernia, and small hernias would likely be difficult to see or not visible while lying down for a ct scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have a femoral or groin hernia w/out any bulges? I have pain in area for 2ys wout explanation. Physical examination revealed nothing
Yes: A femoral hernia is an inguinal hernia through the femoral canal behind the ligament which will make it difficult to identify by physical exam. Moreover acute small inguinal hernia is usually associated with pain due to its acuteness and us difficult to identify by physical exam. I hope this answered you question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the external inguinal ring, the inguinal canal, the internal inguinal canal all be evaluated by mri?Physical exam revealed no hernia, but i m scared
You're ok: The quality of the physical exam varies depending on obesity and tenderness. If it was high quality, hernia is unlikely, but adductor tendonitis is a possibility, as is inflammation of the other muscles that insert near the groin. Mri is a good test for this. A small hernia or tendonitis are not life threatening, so don't be scared. A trial rest and ice may be helpful. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a colectomy 4 months ago and now have a hernia the size of a grapefruit it has been starting to hurt, especially when I cough.
Increased pressure: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity, the peritoneum, may protrude through and create a sac. This sac contains many pain fibers, and when irritated, can cause pain. When one coughs, the pressure within the abdominal cavity is greatly increased, which tends to push the sac out, leading to the increased pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Push the hernia out: A hernia consists of a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity stretches out to create a sac. Hernias may often be subtle and protrude only with increased activity. Coughing increases the pressure within the abdominal cavity, thus "inflating" the sac to make it more prominent on examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When ever i cough my left side feels like something is bulging out I've been having pain there for 2 months the GI doesn't know why. Is it a hernia?
I had surgery for an lingual hernia 4 weeks ago. I have noticed that it still looks like a hernia. I feel it when I cough or yell. I think its still ?
Very common feeling.: Hernia surgery in adults involves removing the hernia sac and placing mesh to cover the hole in the abdominal wall. It is common and expected for fluid to accumulate in the space where the hernia was; this can look and feel like a hernia initially. Not to worry: your body will slowly reabsorb this fluid. Regardless, if you have pain or this persists, you should go back to see your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a very small recurrent hernia, it is only noticible when i cough, otherwise theres no bulge, should I have another surgery or just wait no pain?
See your surgeon: In general, it is good that there are no symptoms, but also in general, we think recurrent hernias are more likely to become a problem that primary hernias. Further, it may not be a recurrence, and an exam by a surgeon, along with the surgeon;s advice may be the best course of action. ...Read more
It could be.: People with hernias often note a bulge in the groin region that tends to protrude with exertion (lifting, coughing, sneezing, straining) and "go away" after lying done or pushing on the bulge. Femoral hernias are more common in women and tend to protrude at the inner thigh; however, even the best of us can have a hard time distinguishing between inguinal & femoral hernias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: should resolve in 4-8 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
I just had inginial hernia repair with mesh about 5 days ago and its very painful when I cough is this normal?
Yes.: Unfortunately, hernia repair is typically associated with discomfort for "days-to-weeks", depending on the method of repair and size of the hernia. Follow your surgeons advice for pain control. If your pain is not well-controlled, your surgeon will want to hear from you. Rest assured, though: the pain tends to lessen with each passing day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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