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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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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


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Can abdominal hernias in children rupture?

Can abdominal hernias in children rupture?

Words matter: Some call a hernia a rupture, signifying the move of an abdominal organ out of its normal location, moving thru a barrier.The belly button or midline abdominal hernia is usually benigh.The belly muscles tighten with age & gradually the hernia disappears.There is some risk of the muscles tightening & trapping the hernia out-but a warm bath can relax baby & release it, if not the surgeon must fix it. ...Read more

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Doctors r/o inguinal hernia, diverticulitis, and testicular torsion. Observed epididymitis. Cause severe pain in LL Abd. when sneezing/coughing?

Referred pain: The testicle and closely attached structures (epididymis) form in the abdomen very early in life and then migrate later to outside of the body. This means that the nerve supply originates in the abdominal area -and you are experiencing this firsthand. Hopefully the treatment for epididymitis will lead to resolution. Has anything been confirmed? Good to see doc to make sure you're on track to heal. ...Read more

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Do ventral hernias cause problems in children?

Do ventral hernias cause problems in children?

Sometimes: A ventral hernia is any hernia that is present along the front surface of the abdominal wall. This is most often seen at the umbilicus (belly button). Umbilical hernias in children are very common. It is generally recommended to wait till after age 5 to repair these hernias unless the child is having pain due to the hernia or it is very large, since they will often close spontaneously. ...Read more

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How common is hiatal hernia in children?

How common is hiatal hernia in children?

Uncommon: While reflux can occur in children, having a hiatal hernia is less common. Most hiatal hernias develop over the course of a person's life. ...Read more

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Daughter with inguinal hernia more prone to other hernias?

Daughter with inguinal hernia more prone to other hernias?

Not necessarily: These hernias can be congenital, born with it, or acquired in life. In an infant with hernia on one side there is high probability for the opposite side to be involved. ...Read more

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M28, could sneezing and coughing 50 days after surgery cause to recur hernia(note it was large inguinal hernia, repaired with mesh in open style)?

M28, could sneezing and coughing 50 days after surgery cause to recur hernia(note it was large inguinal hernia, repaired with mesh in open style)?

Yes, it's possible: Anything that will raise the pressure in the abdomen can exert the same pressure on a hernia and cause it to recur, despite having just had a repair. While 50 days is right within the threshold of regaining maximal tissue strength, hernia repairs can fail at anytime. Even months or years later. Have your surgeon re-evaluate. ...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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Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Swelling: Depends on where the hernia is. The common groin inguinal hernia starts as pain , some time after lifting heavy objects ( work related ) initially small swelling , increases in size progreesivly . Could be pushed back , may get bloating symptoms reaches to a stage with severe pain, no longer able push it in , now incarcerated, requiring emergency surgery., same in belly button & at incision site. ...Read more

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After inguinal hernia repair should the bulge still be present?

Yes: After any surgery, a ridge develops where the incision is. This is called the proud or healing ridge and slowly disappears over a four month period. In a some patients it is quite pronounced and causes concern. If you have any question about your wound, you need to see your surgeon. ...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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Does the presence of congenital hernias in children predispose to hernias in adulthood especially since the repair is only a herniotomy but no repair of the posterior wall of the inguinal canal?

Does the presence of congenital hernias in children predispose to hernias in adulthood especially since the repair is only a herniotomy but no repair of the posterior wall of the inguinal canal?

Unknown: As you said there is no repair of the posterior (floor) of the inguinal canal. However they are separate entities with different causes and one should not lead to the other or preclude it. Finally on occasion wih long standing child type hernias can lead to weak floors and this is usually reinforced if discovered at the first operation. ...Read more

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Can adults get umbilical hernias?

Can adults get umbilical hernias?

Yes: Umbilical hernias are quite common in adults. Very often, a small hernia may be present at birth which may temporarily close off. In adulthood, stress to the abdominal wall that may occur with pregnancy, weight gain, excessive lifting, etc., may lead to this hernia re-forming. ...Read more

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Can inguinal or femoral hernias cause indigestion?

Can inguinal or femoral hernias cause indigestion?

unlikely: Most of the times hernia (s ) will not cause any symptoms except occasional pain , but when it gets incarcerated is an emergency , will have severe pain , can not be pushed inside requiring emergency surgery. ...Read more

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How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

Depends: The size and what is protruding through hernia and if the contents get stuck. All these things determine how serious. If it hurts or bothers you or is stuck go see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Would a right-sided surgical inguinal hernia repair result in a right-sided varicocele?

Would a right-sided surgical inguinal hernia repair result in a right-sided varicocele?

Here are some ...: If there was no right varicocele before right inguinal herniorrhaphy, there would be no surgically anatomical reason to cause right varicocele, but some post-herniorrhaphy hydrocele is likely. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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Groin Hernia (Definition)

A condition where abdominal organs (usually some intestine) bulge through a ...Read more