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Doctor insights on: Inguinal Hernia Types

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What type of movements can cause an inguinal hernia?

What type of movements can cause an inguinal hernia?

Nonspecific : While there are no specific activities that cause a hernia, coughing seems to be more common than others. Most hernia patients do not note any causative event. Hernias are most likely a result of genetics for most people. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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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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Which is the best type of inguinal hernia repair open or liproscrapic?

Which is the best type of inguinal hernia repair open or liproscrapic?

Surgery: It all depends on your anatomy. Both options are valid options. Your surgeon will give you their opinion on what you specifically need. None of us here would do anything but defer to your surgeon on the ground taking care of you in person. ...Read more

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Which type of exercises are okay for post inguinal hernia surgery for a woman?

Which type of exercises are okay for post inguinal hernia surgery for a woman?

Light: Light activity and light exercises like walking, swimming, light stairs or treadmill for the first 4-6 weeks. Check with your surgeon as to when you can return to all normal activities and full exercise. ...Read more

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What type of pain killers are usually prescribed for pain from inguinal hernia repair?

What type of pain killers are usually prescribed for pain from inguinal hernia repair?

Narcotics: Narcotic pain medications are usually used for the moderately severe pain experienced after hernia surgery. For very minor hernias at the belly button, Ibuprofen alone may suffice. For an inguinal hernia, however, the manipulation and sewing of muscles causes more severe pain that requires stronger narcotics to control. Make sure to take a stool softener with this to avoid straining! ...Read more

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Type of pain killers prescribed for post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Varies: Usually a narcotic pain pill such as Percocet or vicoden is prescribed after inguinal hernia repair. I like to add Ibuprofen as well, it seems to decrease the amount of narcotic needed to control pain in the first week after herniorraphy. ...Read more

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Can you get Inguinal hernia from severe constipation and straining ?If so can this type of hernia cause a need for frequent urination ?

Can you get Inguinal hernia from severe constipation and straining ?If so can this type of hernia cause a need for frequent urination ?

Inguinal hernia: Anything which causes increased abdominal pressure probably can force the intestine through a weakened inguinal canal and cause a hernia. Older age, male sex, caucasian race, chronic cough, chronic constipation, abdominal wall injury, smoking and family history are all risk factors for hernia development. There is no association of a hernia with urination. ...Read more

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What is an inguinal hernia?

What is an inguinal hernia?

Groin hernia: You have an inguinal hernia when the content of your peritoneal cavity (fat, bowel, ovary, etc) pushes through the abdominal wall - specifically through your inguinal floor which is made up of different muscle layers. ...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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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


Dr. David Earle
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Groin Hernia (Definition)

Groin hernia is a condition where abdominal organs (usually some intestine) bulge through a ...Read more