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Abdominal pain at waist lind after open inguinal hernia surgery on left.

Abdominal pain at waist lind after open inguinal hernia surgery on left.

Sounds normal: It is very common to have a variety of minor aches and pains that come and go after any operation, including open inguinal hernia repair. Usually however, patients can tell that "something is wrong" even though it may be difficult for then to define. Trust your instinct, and see your surgeon if you think something is "wrong". ...Read more

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Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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In an inguinal hernia, does a small part or the whole lower abdomen protrude?

In an inguinal hernia, does a small part or the whole lower abdomen protrude?

Bulge in Groin: All inguinal hernias begin as small holes in the groin, usually evident as a subtle bulge that, in time, can enlarge and extend into the scrotal sac. Of course, neglect and time can lead to some very large hernias, but, in my experience, they usually extend down into the scrotal sac rather than lead to protrusions of the entire lower abdomen. ...Read more

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I have a pain on my left testicule reaching my lower abdominal ANA I had since 4 years an inguinal hernia surgerie on my 2 sides.might it rehapened?

Possible: Especially if the pain is similar. You may have a recurrence. Contact your Surgeon or primary Dr for examination and guidance on how to proceed. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause pain throughout entire lower abdomen and throughout all soft tissue within the pelvis and surrounding area?

Yes If it gets: incarcerated ( get stuck and unable to push back in ) if you have one see your doctor and get it repaired . ...Read more

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Can excessive coughing/sneezing the days immediately following lapro inguinal hernia repair mess up the results? Severe pain in right lower abdomen.

Can excessive coughing/sneezing the days immediately following lapro inguinal hernia repair mess up the results?  Severe pain in right lower abdomen.

Rare: It would be rare to have that happen especially with a laparoscopic approach where the increased abdominal pressure with coughing and sneezing presses the mesh against the defect. Probably just some irritation and strain in the operative area due to the coughing and sneezing. ...Read more

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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


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