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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Inability To Attain An Erection (Definition)

Inability to attain en erection denotes a lack of physiological energy and ability to timely fill penile corporeal tissue with blood for its high-pressure circulation. To discovery when and how to treat such, go to http://formefirst.com/ED-Rx-options.html & other articles in the category of Sex life, ED. Besides, the info in Basics of Self-Care could be ...Read more


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Is it normal to still be feeling pain above n below the incision 1 year after open inguinal hernia syrgery. Burning pain right above the incision?

Is it normal to still be feeling pain above n below the incision 1 year after open inguinal hernia syrgery. Burning pain right above the incision?

Neuropathic pain: "Normal" or physiologic pain is associated with an inflammatory response that is part of the healing process.
Pathophysiologic pain is pain that continues even after healing has occurred and painful stimulation has ceased. When pain is due to a functional abnormality of the nervous system, the term neuropathic pain is used.
See pain management to diagnose and treat the condition. ...Read more

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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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Can a double inguinal hernia cause ed?

Psycologically: Inguinal hernias, in and of themselves, do not interfere with penile erection. Fretting about them or pain associated with sex can cause ed. You should see a surgeon about repair. ...Read more

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How can I make an inguinal hernia worse?

Pressure, strain: Inguinal hernia is a rupture is a tear or stfetch of muscular ring, causes weakness in abdominal wall. Allows bulge of bowel, inner fat etc. Heavy lifting, straining can increase the hernia. Over time can get bigger, easier for gut to bulge, discomfort, may cause blockage, or cut off blood supply to part of bowel-surgical emergency. Usual rx, elective surgery. ...Read more

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Weight requirement for giant inguinal hernia?

Weight requirement for giant inguinal hernia?

I am afraid that: your question is not clear. Try to rephrase it so it is understandable. What do you want to know? ...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 I exercise with an unilaterl inguinal hernia?

Can I exercise with an unilaterl inguinal hernia?

Yes, but it might : Cause pain or lead to incarceration. Definitive solution is surgical repair, after which you can resume your exercise program. In the meantime, avoid any exercise that strains your abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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How common is inguinal hernia in someone age 20-30??

About 8%: There've been several studies looking at the epidemiology of inguinal hernias in the United States. Although The data is far from perfect, it appears that males have about an 8% chance of developing and inguinal hernia by the age of 30 and a total lifetime risk of developing inguinal hernia of about 25% ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia mesh is it safe?

Yes: Fixing inguinal hernias with mesh has become the standard of care. It reduces the risk of hernia repair failure significantly and reduces the post-operative pain as compared to traditional tissue only repairs. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause blockage?

Can an inguinal hernia cause blockage?

Yes.: A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia. If this happens to be a loop of intestine, this can cause blockage and lead to the blood supply of the intestine being cut-off; we call this a strangulated hernia. If one has a large, tender lump in the groin that cannot be pushed back in, this requires emergency md attention. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause urinary issues?

Unusual: It can, but usually only if it is large, AND contains the bladder. Best to get a consultation from a surgeon interested in hernia repair — you can find one at the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does encapsulated inguinal hernia mean?

What does encapsulated inguinal hernia mean?

Incarcerated ?: The word ' incarcerated 'means that the hernia cannot reduce back into the abdomen, it is stuck. This is a problem because a hernia contains living tissue and if it swells, the incarceration becomes tighter and then you have 'strangulation'. And this means you could have dead intestine in the hernia. See a surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more

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Why am I still in pain 6 months after inguinal hernia operation?

Why am I still in pain 6 months after inguinal hernia operation?

Recurrence or nerve: If a bulge is present it could be a recurrence of your hernia. If not nerve entrapment is a possibility. Either way please consult with the surgeon who repaired your hernia. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do burpees with an inguinal hernia? Just 50 to 100 a day.?

Maybe: I would be concerned about that. Burpees induce a lot of intra-abdominal pressure. If the inguinal hernia is reducible, it may be ok but if not, I would be concerned. The number of burpees doesn't matter. Even one burpee if it causes enough pressure at the right spot can cause strangulation of bowel in the hernia sac. Best to get the hernia repaired and discuss with your surgeon. ...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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What is right inguinal hernia with omental contents?

What is right inguinal hernia with omental contents?

"incarcerated"hernia: The omentum is a large apron of fat that covers the abdominal organs. An inguinal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which abdominal organs can get stuck, or incarcerated. In your case, the omentum has gotten stuck--while this is less worrisome than bowel, it still can cause a lot of pain and should prompt hernia repair. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon. ...Read more

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Could chiropractic and unani medicines cure inguinal hernia?

Could chiropractic and unani medicines cure inguinal hernia?

Neither will cure: Umbilical hernias in babies ; very young children mostly resolve on their own. Otherwise, surgery is required to cure a hernia. Hernias are due to protrusion of tissue through a defect in muscle or fascia. Indirect inguinal hernias are due to failure of peritoneal protrusion to close spontaneously after birth. Trusses may temporize. Neither manipulation nor any medication can correct hernial defects. ...Read more

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How can an inguinal hernia be disproved without visiting hospital?

Exam, studies: You can "disprove" that there is a hernia usually by a simple physical exam. If there is any question, a ct scan can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Which are the options to an inguinal hernia in an 85 years old pacient?

Which are the options to an inguinal hernia in an 85 years old pacient?

Several: 85 yr old in poor health , no symptoms, hernia could be left alone with observation . Age is no bar for right treatment, is a low risk out patient low risk surgery , a treated hernia is always a risk for incarceration, and complications. If it gets strangulated no option but surgery, regardless of age ...Read more

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What is the chances that an inguinal hernia will go into the intestine?

What is the chances that an inguinal hernia will go into the intestine?

See below: It is the other way around. Having an inguinal hernia means that there is a weakness of your tissues in that area and possibly bowel is coming in and out through that opening. Infrequently the bowel can come out but may not be able to go back in and get strangulated. Then it becomes an emergency. ...Read more

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Feel a lump down there. Inguinal hernia related I think but im not sure?

See doctor: Have a physical examination with your doctor. An uncomfortable bulge or swelling in the groin region can be an inguinal hernia. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia repair?

Several: Commom problem with usual clear diagnosis

traditional open surgery with good long term
laparoscopic with mesh Most with good results. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Erectile Dysfunction (Definition)

Any problem when a male cannot get or keep an erection long enough for intercourse. It has many different causes so "erectile dysfunction" is a descriptive term ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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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