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Can an inguinal hernia cause blood in the semen?

Can an inguinal hernia cause blood in the semen?

Not likely: There should be no anatomical way that the hernia could cause bloody semen, although anything is possible. Bloody semen should be worked up by a urologist. ...Read more

Hematospermia (Definition)

Hematospermia means blood in the semen or ejaculate. This is a common occurence, and usually is self-limited. If other symptoms accompany the blood, then there may be ...Read more


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Can trace of blood appears in urine because of inguinal hernia? Sometimes while sitting have a dull pain around left scrotum.

Can trace of blood appears in urine because of inguinal hernia? Sometimes while sitting have a dull pain around left scrotum.

Not related: Trace of blood should be evaluated to rule out kidney, bladder or urethral problem. Dull pain in left scrotum can occur with varicocele (feels like bag "bag of worms" in left scrotum when standing erect). Your pain could be related to urethritis, which might also be responsible for blood trace. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with both a groin hernia and blood in the urine. Could the blood be related to the hernia?

I have been diagnosed with both a groin hernia and blood in the urine. Could the blood be related to the hernia?

Unlikely: Blood in the urine should be investigated promptly. It isn't normal--could be caused by a stone in the kidney or ureter, by infection, or even by cancer. A groin hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall which allows soft tissue or part of the intestine to push through and cause a bulge in the groin. It does not involve the urinary tract. Don't delay having the hematuria checked out. ...Read more

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No history of blood clots but what is the likelihood of developing a PE after groin hernia surgery? Wasn't in bed too much and made an effort to move

No history of blood clots but what is the likelihood of developing a PE after groin hernia surgery? Wasn't in bed too much and made an effort to move

At 33, close to 0...: The odd to develop PE should be close to 0. But it is still advisable to push yourself to move around and return to "normal" life as fast as possible to fulfill: Do something within personal control and stop worrying about those beyond. An uneventful inguinal herniorrhaphy should usually heal well with a fading pain in 1-3 weeks; so, it is okay as long as less painful day by day. ...Read more

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Would a hernia cause blood in semen?

Would a hernia cause blood in semen?

No it does not: Inguinal hernia does not cause blood in the semen. It is caused by
1 proatatitis
2utis
3stds like gonorrhea and chlamydia
4benign prostatic hypertrophy
5prostate biopsy
6 trauma to retis or prostate
7 cancer of prostate, bladder or reproductive organs
but it is not caused by hernia. If you have blood in semen, get it checked by your doctor or a urologist. ...Read more

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Blood in semen after umbilical hernia surgery, should I be concerned?

Blood in semen after umbilical hernia surgery, should I be concerned?

Should not be: Related to the surgery, unless you needed a Foley catheter. There is something else likely going on and you should see a urologist. ...Read more

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What can cause a inguinal hernia?

Increased Pressure: In belly. Holding your breath and lifting something heavy, increasing the pressure in your abdomen. Or a chronic cough. ...Read more

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How to make my inguinal hernia better?

Surgical repair: Is definitive cure. Other modalities, such as truss or supporters, are temporizing fixes at best. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause pain 24/7?

Can an inguinal hernia cause pain 24/7?

Inguinal hernia: Absolutely. If an inguinal hernia is incarcerated it can cause a lot of pain. If you are experiencing a lot of pain and you feel a lump please see a physician as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cause for obstruction in inguinal hernia?

Cause for obstruction in inguinal hernia?

INCARCERATED hernia: Any hernia may incarcerate and cause bowel obstruction. Incarceration is when the contents of a hernia 'gets stuck' and the blood flow to the area ceases causing the tissue to be at risk for dying (ischemia-infarct). Immediate surgery is indicated. The signs of bowel obstruction are: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, lack of gas passage.. ...Read more

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I need to know the symptoms of inguinal hernia?

You need to see: The doctor, initial stages only the physician can detect, later appear as a painless bulge that goes away by lying down, If untreated other complications will set in. Make sure to see your doctor ...Read more

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How is an inguinal hernia different from a regular?

How is an inguinal hernia different from a regular?

Probably same: Inguinal = groin. A hernia is basically one tissue bulging through an opening. So no such thing as "regular" hernia, though the generic term usually refers to inguinal hernia. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: inguinal hernia?

What is the definition or description of: inguinal hernia?

A groin hernia: An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic cord and testicular vessels ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia become incarcerated or strangulated on its own?

Yes it can: It can, but the overall chance is low. Even though the chance is low, it is unpredictable if it will happen to you or not. Additionally, unit happens, it can be life threatening. Also, planned repair is generally associated with less risk than emergency repair, and you can pick your surgeon for planned repair. Check the Americas hernia Society website to find the surgeon interested in hernia repair. ...Read more

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Is inguinal hernia life threatening?

Is inguinal hernia life threatening?

Generally no: Rarely an inguinal hernia can become trapped or incarcerated, resulting in severe pain. The trapped hernia can contain intestine that can result in intestinal blockage and risk of injury to the trapped bowel requiring emergency surgery. This is generally a rare occurrence. See a doctor to examine the hernia. ...Read more

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How are hiatal and inguinal hernia different?

Location: A hiatal hernia occurs in the diaphragm, so that abdominal organs end up in the chest (usually just part of the stomach). An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin. The treatments are different, although both can be approached without a long traditional incision (laparoscopic surgery). ...Read more

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Could inguinal hernia be treated without surgery?

Could inguinal hernia be treated without surgery?

No alternative: Surgery is your only answer. Sorry. It is a hole, can stay the same size or get bigger, will never disappear without surgery. ...Read more

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Are inguinal hernia repairs very serious surgeries?

Are inguinal hernia repairs very serious surgeries?

No: Hernia surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the U.S. As with any surgery there are complications, but for inguinal hernia surgery they are minor and infrequent. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an inguinal hernia strangulation?

What are the symptoms of an inguinal hernia strangulation?

Pain, vomiting: An incarcerated or strangulated hernia is often very painful, and there would be a painful hard lump at the hernia site that does not go back inside. Vomiting and sometimes low fever. Often unable to eat. It is usually a distinctive and significantly new change of marked painful swelling at the hernia, and can be a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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What is advantage of laporascopic repair of inguinal hernia?

Laparoscopic hernia: I perform both open and laparoscopic hernias, but would have it done laparoscopically if I had a hernia. The lap hernia has a smaller scar, less pain, quicker recovery time, allows you to look at the opposite side for a hernia (and repair it if found) and the same recurrence rate as open inguinal hernia repairs. ...Read more

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Could a varicoselectomy or an inguinal hernia cause epididymitis?

Could a varicoselectomy or an inguinal hernia cause epididymitis?

Hernia: Generally speaking, no. The usual predisposing factors for epididymitis are frequent urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, urinary flow problems from prostatic hypertrophy. In addition, recent surgery, especially in the urogenital region can cause it as well, so theoretically, a recent varicoselectomy could cause it. Best to see a urologist. ...Read more

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What is Inguinal Hernia reducible type whether surgery is necessary....

Inguinal Hernia: A reducible inguinal hernia means that with pressure, it reduces or returns back into the abdominal cavity. With standing, coughing, sneezing...it often returns to the outside and is visible and/or palpable again. One common point of view is that Inguinal hernias typically need surgery to prevent them from getting larger and more symptomatic. See a surgeon to see if yours needs surgery. ...Read more

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I always wears supporter while doing bodybuilding but still I got inguinal hernia?

I always wears supporter while doing bodybuilding but still I got inguinal hernia?

Support will not: External support, or uses of truss will not prevent formation of inguinal hernia, may just hold the hernia not to pop out as the hernia is due to congenital or acquired weakness in the inguinal floor. Body building is a severe sternaous exercise, if you have weak inguinal floor it gives away and form the hernia. Don't worry get it fixed and continue. ...Read more

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Rectocele related to inguinal hernia?

Rectocele related to inguinal hernia?

No: Inguinal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall of the groin, and is unrelated to a rectocele, which is part of a spectrum of pelvic floor muscle weakness. You can have both entities present, but they ate not related. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does inguinal hernia cause constipation?

Does inguinal hernia cause constipation?

Better to say...: Constipation can be a sign of a complicated hernia especially if that hernia is hard and you cannot push it in anymore. A hernia is a piece of bowel coming out through an opening in your abdominal wall in this case the groin area. If you cannot have a bowel movement, the hernia is painful and hard it then is time to see a doctor for emergency check now. ...Read more

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Can your inguinal hernia cause gassiness?

Incarceration: It is possible for a hernia in the inguinal location to intermittently incarcerate. If the hernia is large enough, contents from your peritoneal space, like a loop of bowel, can go in and out of the hernia. This is called incarceration. When a bowel loop is partially pinched, or out, in the hernia, it is possible to experience gassiness. You might benefit from elective hernia repair. ...Read more

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Is inguinal hernia major or miner surgery?

It depends if: You are the patient or the surgeon. But seriously it depends on the size of hernia, its location, your pain tolerance, and all kinds of things. And major and minor are relative terms. I tell my patients that every operation is important and for me it is the most major thing that I am doing at the time. ...Read more

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Does inguinal hernia results in constipation?

Does inguinal hernia results in constipation?

Doubtful: Inguinal hernia is usually not a cause if constipation. It can rarely be associated with actual bowel obstruction when a part of the intestine gets trapped in the hernia sac. If you have a hernia that is associated with any symptoms get it fixed. ...Read more

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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic ...Read more


Semen (Definition)

Semen is the white, viscous substance that forms the male ejaculate. Semen contains sperm, fructose (nutrition for the sperm), and ...Read more