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How to check for a hernia on your belly?

How to check for a hernia on your belly?

Hernia: You may feel discomfort and may see a bulge at the hernia site. Most common hernias are in the groins or by the umbilical area. You may not be able to tell yourself without a physical examination with a doctor. ...Read more

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How do you check for a hernia on yourself?

How do you check for a hernia on yourself?

Groin swelling: The recommendation is to see your doctor. If you have a large enough hernia you should be able to see a swelling or lump at the site if the hernia and if you cough and look or put your hand on the area you should be able to feel a cough impulse which is diagnostic of a hernia. ...Read more

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In a sports physical for a 12 year old girl, how do they check for a hernia?

In a sports physical for a 12 year old girl, how do they check for a hernia?

Hernia in girls: A complete physical is performed with focus on the musculoskeletal system. Hernias are sometimes challenging to diagnose in girls/women. The common symptom of a bulge or abdominal mass/protrusion is not always present in girls. Let the doctor know if you have this but also important to inform them of others sx that may represent a hernia (nausea/vomiting, heartburn, constipationurinary problems). ...Read more

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How can the ol' spoon under the balls and coughing check for hernia?

How can the ol' spoon under the balls and coughing check for hernia?

No spoon: The physicals exam places an index finger into the external inguinal ring using the excess skin on the scrotum to allow this to happen. If someone is spooning you in a doctors office, you may want to question the practice. ...Read more

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Is it typical to check for compartment syndrome when a muscle hernia is found in the leg?

Is it typical to check for compartment syndrome when a muscle hernia is found in the leg?

Compartment syndrome: Compartment syndrome is typically an emergency, associated with trauma, fracture, pain and swelling in the limb. A pressure monitor device can be used to measure compartment pressures when in doubt. It required a needle inserted into your leg in several locations. Done in emergency room or hospital. ...Read more

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Can you have a groin hernia without pain? Can a dermatologist check for it?

Can you have a groin hernia without pain? Can a dermatologist check for it?

Yes-------no: Hernias are usually painless. They are treated by general surgeons, not dermatologists. ...Read more

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Is it prudent to ask doctor about doing a tap to check for ascitis prior to abdominal hernia repair sugery in a patient with esld.?

Is it prudent to ask doctor about doing a tap to check for ascitis prior to abdominal hernia repair sugery in a patient with esld.?

Yes, but no tap: And the best test for this would be a simple ultrasound, . Best to try to control the ascites before hernia repair. Also probably best to use a laparoscopic approach for certain hernia types. I would ask about this as well. ...Read more

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I had inguinal hernia surgery with screen about six months ago. About a week ago, I joined a gym (with weights) and days later had some pain near that area. Could this be related to the hernia repair.

I had inguinal hernia surgery with screen about six months ago. About a week ago, I joined a gym (with weights) and days later had some pain near that area. Could this be related to the hernia repair.

Possible,: 6 months is enough time for complete healing, yes pain could be due to stretching near the sac tissue, you continue your gym activities progressively, how ever go for a follow up visit to your surgeon to make sure you have no recurrence, before resuming to pre operative level of activity ...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 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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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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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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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?

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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