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How concerning is a hernia in the groin?

How concerning is a hernia in the groin?

SomeMoreThanOthers: Inguinal hernias come in all shapes&sizes. The main issue "concerning" about hernias is the potential for intestine to get stuck (incarcerate) in the hernia; the blood supply could get cut-off, leading to intestinal death & the need for emergency surgery. The risk of this happening is dependent on the size & shape of the hernia; it is this factor & one's symptoms that guide our recommendations. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Femoral Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall allowing contents within the abdomen to protrude. The most common hernias are inguinal (lower abdomen around the pubic bone) or umbilical (around the bellybutton). A femoral hernia is less common and occurs where the blood vessels enter the leg. When there is an external lump, it shows up in the upper front part of the leg. ...Read more


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

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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Is a person nude during inguinal hernia surgery? Are the male genitals draped?

Is a person nude during inguinal hernia surgery? Are the male genitals draped?

Hospital gown: Hospital gowns are used, and depending on he technique of repair and surgeon preference, the genitals are covered by drapes, or prepped in the surgical field. Hope his helps! ...Read more

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In an operation for appendicitis, is the incision made in the groin? Does it increase the chances of developing an inguinal hernia?

In an operation for appendicitis, is the incision made in the groin? Does it increase the chances of developing an inguinal hernia?

No risk: There is not a groin incision made for operation to take out the appendix. For an open technique an incision is made in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, but well above the groin. For laparoscopic technique, there are usually three incisions, one at the belly button, one above the pubic bone, and one in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen, all of which are away from the groin. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is involved in hiatal hernia surgery?

2 main parts: Though individual variations occur, the usual objectives include appropriate reapproximation of the diaphragm defect and some form of gastropexy - usually complete fundoplasty or partial. If the defect is large or recurrent in nature, a mesh may be needed for repair. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an inguinal hernia repair to elevate the risk of testicular cancer?

Is it possible for an inguinal hernia repair to elevate the risk of testicular cancer?

Here are some ...: This is a creative imagination. Clinically, I have never heard of it and realistically, there has been no imaginable cause which may connect to your concern because there is no risk to damage the testis except occasional unknown cut-off testicular artery may lead to testicular atrophy. ...Read more

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Is a hiatal hernia the same as a diaphragmic hernia? My endoscopy results use both terms so i'm confused. Online it seems a diaphragm hernia is worse.

Is a hiatal hernia the same as a diaphragmic hernia? My endoscopy results use both terms so i'm confused. Online it seems a diaphragm hernia is worse.

Same thing: There's a natural hole in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes to deliver food and drink to the stomach. When this hole stretches out, the stomach can go up in to the chest (herniate). Small amounts of stomach (small hernia) should be ignored. Large hernias are also called paraesophageal hernias, and should be considered for surgical repair. Hope this helps! ...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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Does a hernia surgery in the scrotum afect fertility?

Does a hernia surgery in the scrotum afect fertility?

Maybe...: During hernia repair, particularly in young boys, the vas deferens (tube that carries sperm) can be damaged and scar, preventing sperm passage. Rarely, in adults having this operation, the testiculat blood supply can be compromised and cause shrinkage or even loss of a testicle, which can affect fertility. But keep in mind, most hernia repairs go well without any problems. ...Read more

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What is a hiatal hernia, and where is the hiatus in your body?

What is a hiatal hernia, and where is the hiatus in your body?

Diaphragm: A hiatal hernia occurs at the spot where the esophagus goes through the diaphragm, a thin muscle that separates the abdomen and chest cavities. When this aperture loosens it allows the top part of the stomach to slide up a little into the chest. It can then result in reflux and heartburn. ...Read more

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What's a groin sprain compared to a hernia and where would it be in the testicle socket or below on preuim?

What's a groin sprain compared to a hernia and where would it be in the testicle socket or below on preuim?

Here are some ...: Reviewing the onset, degree, duration, interval, pain distribution, related physical activities, etc. with a detailed sequence of events and the findings of physical exam most likely can provide a reasonable diagnosis - inguinal hernia or groin sprain. So, collect the described information and bring it to Doc so to deduce reasonable Dx for proposing reasonable care. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Is vaginal tightness a factor of age?

Is vaginal tightness a factor of age?

A minor factor...: The biggest factor is the number of vaginal deliveries. lacerations at delivery, etc. Age is a secondary factor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it common for women in there forties to get a hernia in pubic area?

Is it common for women in there forties to get a  hernia in pubic area?

No: Suprapubic areas are rare. More common are femoral hernias and inguinal hernias, and still more uncommon than in men. ...Read more

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How common is aortic dissection in a 23yo female?

How common is aortic dissection in a 23yo female?

Rare: Is there a reason you would ask? It is pretty uncommon except in certain diseases. ...Read more

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At what waist size is a female considered to have abdominal obesity?

At what waist size is a female considered to have abdominal obesity?

Obesity: Typically a woman is considered obese at waist size greater than 36, a man at waist size>40. ...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


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