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Doctor insights on: Indirect Inguinal Hernia In Women

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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What can be done to treat lower gastric pain with a right indirect inguinal hernia?

What can be done to treat lower gastric pain with a right indirect inguinal hernia?

See a doctor: Lower abdominal pain and an associated inguinal hernia should be evaluated with your family doctor or a general surgeon for hernia repair options. Pain near a hernia indicates a need for doctor examination. ...Read more

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What is an indirect inguinal hernia? I have pain where the old hernia was and sometimes pain in my inner upper thigh.

What is an indirect inguinal hernia? I have pain where the old hernia was and sometimes pain in my inner upper thigh.

Indirect is #1: Most inguinal hernias come through the hole that's there for your round ligament (vas deferens in men) and testicular vessels called the "inguinal ring". In men with indirect hernias, this ring is too big, and you fix the hernia by fixing it (and usually, adding mesh). ...Read more

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I have heard about a relationship between hiatal hernia and gerd, but i also have indirect inguinal hernia and I have GERD for sure, can it be both?

I have heard about a relationship between hiatal hernia and gerd, but i also have indirect inguinal hernia and  I have GERD for sure, can it be both?

Yes could have both: A hiatal hernia is when the stomach slides into the chest through the a hole in the diaphragm that the esophagus goes through. It always causes gerd. Your inguinal hernia is in the pelvis far from the stomach and is not related to your gerd symptoms. It should be repaired but dont expect it to cure the gerd. ...Read more

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I am a woman did sex cause my inguinal hernia?

I am a woman did sex cause my inguinal hernia?

Hernia causes: The most common causes of hernia are exertion and hereditary reasons. Hernias are less common in women than in men. I would be skeptical that intercourse would result in a hernia. ...Read more

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Can excessive sex lead to an inguinal hernia in a male or female?

Can excessive sex lead to an inguinal hernia in a male or female?

Nope: So enjoy yourself because it wont cause a hernia. But if you have a hernia, it might aggravate it. ...Read more

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What is the best surgical option for female child aged 5 years having inguinal hernia?

What is the best surgical option for female child aged 5 years having inguinal hernia?

Primary repair: Young children will benefit from primary repair, which means high ligation and excision of the hernia sac. If the musculature of the inguinal canal is lax, then she may benefit from reinforcement of the musculature using her tissues. Would not recommend any mesh repair. ...Read more

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Which type of exercises are okay for post inguinal hernia surgery for a woman?

Light: Light activity and light exercises like walking, swimming, light stairs or treadmill for the first 4-6 weeks. Check with your surgeon as to when you can return to all normal activities and full exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

Inguinal hernia is an abdominal wall defect occuring in the inguinal region. They may occur directly through the abdominal wall or through the internal inguinal ring and inguinal canal. They may extend into the scrotum in males or ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Groin Hernia (Definition)

Groin hernia is a condition where abdominal organs (usually some intestine) bulge through a ...Read more