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Inguinal Hernia Erectile Dysfunction
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
Pain at base of penis?What could cause this besides inguinal hernia? Also no infection down there.
Levator muscle : There is a muscular layer around the anus that has some continuity with the base of the oenis that could have something to do with pain, although the way you came to have this pain probably will give better info about what muscles or erectile tissue you have overused, damaged, or there is some functional issues at hand. See a urologist for more answers ...Read more
My partner had inguinal hernia 2yrs ago, we had a good sexlife til 1yr ago-he hides himself&wont have sex much or go hard-cld the hernia cause impotenc?
Not likely: If he was okay for year after hernia surgery, then that is not likely to be the cause of diminished sexual activity. How old is your partner? Does he have any other health issues? It would help to consult a doctor for an evaluation as there are many causes of erectile dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had open mesh inguinal hernia surgery 4 weeks ago. When erect, penis is anchored by cord from repair to base of penis and around, very restrictive, ?
Peyronie's disease?: Inguinal hernia repair does not involve the erectile elements of the penis. I have heard of people developing erectile problems after inguinal her is repair, but two events that happen close in time ate not necessarily related by cause and effect. I would consider seeing a urologist if it is persistent or progressive. Of course, talk to your surgeon first. ...Read more
I had an inguinal hernia operation in 2010.I feel pain in incision when i ejaculate.A doctor told me this is nerve entrapment.How to deal with it?
See professionals...: The condition your described, if severe, it may lead to erectile dysfunction because of mental distraction. How to handle this? Diagnostic nerve block followed with surgical excision of "neuroma" and regional neurectomy can be very helpful, but you have to locate a competent, trustworthy urological surgeon to help you. On the other hand, if the pain slowly and surely getting better, give time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an inguinal hernia. At what point should I stop living with it and insist it is fixed? It is gradually getting worse.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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