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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

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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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Can inguinal hernia cause hematospermia?

Probably not: Hematospermia is likely a problem that is best evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Avoid straining
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Consider surgical repair
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Avoid heaving lifting
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See a general surgeon
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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Avoid heavy lifting
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Avoid straining
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Avoid constipation
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Last week i had open inguinal hernia surgery and had my incision glued together. How should the incision look by now. Mine looks red like dried blood on it, is this normal and how long is healing.

Last week i had open inguinal hernia surgery and had my incision glued together. How should the incision look by now. Mine looks red like dried blood on it, is this normal and how long is healing.

Can be normal: The repair of the hernia may have been repaired with a mesh to relieve the tension. The skin sounds like it was closed with a stitch that is absorbable. The glue on top of the skin may have a small amount of blood and can be normal. If you have redness outside incision, excessive pain, fever, or drainage call your surgeon's office for a visit. Healing 1+ month. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia surgery 5.5 weeks ago, some swelling at incision very small amount of blood today, should I be alarmed? No pain, no fever

Inguinal hernia surgery 5.5 weeks ago, some swelling at incision very small amount of blood today, should I be alarmed? No pain, no fever

Probably normal: If you are not having fever, pus drainage, spreading redness, or increased pain then these symptoms are probably normal postop occurrences. See your surgeon to make sure. ...Read more

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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Discuss pros and cons of hernia repair with your doctor
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Be aware of symptoms of incarcerated hernia, pain&can't reduce
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Go to emergency department for incarcerated hernia
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Can inguinal hernia get larger?

Can inguinal hernia get larger?

YES: A hernia is an organ (usually bowel) that is not on its usual anatomical location. The majority of the time, this is from a weakness in muscles that help it stay there. As muscles continue to weaken & there is continued pressure the hernia can get larger. Risks are: advanced age, obesity, heavy lifting, even chronic cough or straining to urinate since there is an increase intrabdomen pressure. ...Read more

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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

Hematospermia (Definition)

Hematospermia is also known as Blood in semen. 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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