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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

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Hernia (Definition)

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Does hernia groin pain come and go?

It often does: There is a hole in the muscle layers of the abdominal wall and a sac is coming through it. When you cough, lift or strain, the sac is 'puffed up' by the abdominal pressure, and it puts pressure on the muscles. The muscles can pull apart more from this pressure and give symptoms similar to a muscle strain. The severity will come and go. Best to see a surgeon before more trouble can occur. ...Read more

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Can inguinal hernias cause rectal spasms?

Can inguinal hernias cause rectal spasms?

Rectal spasm: Usually not. I suppose in a rare case where the colon has gone through a large hernia and is pulling on the rectum, anal spasm could theoretically happen, but I have not seen that yet. ...Read more

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How are a pulled groin and a hernia different?

Difficult: They can give you many of the same symptoms. Best to have an experienced md examine you. Rarely a study like cat scan may be necessary. Sometimes you have to wait and see if the pain goes away (strain) or whether a lump develops (hernia). This can take months to years. ...Read more

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I think I have a hernia in my groin. What that called?

I think I have a hernia in my groin. What that called?

Inguinal hernia: See your doctor for treatment options. There are different types, though all are cured surgically. ...Read more

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Do groin hernias go away or is surgery always required?

Do groin hernias go away or is surgery always required?

Groin Hernias: Groin hernias will never go away. They might become less symptomatic, especially as we treat exacerbating issues, such as constipation, prostate problems and coughing. Hernias will otherwise just enlarge over the years and will likely eventually cause worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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What anesthesia is used for people with inguinal hernias?

What anesthesia is used for people with inguinal hernias?

A variety: Depending on the patient, surgeon (and planned repair), anesthesiologist, and practice setting, inguinal hernia repair may be performed under local, regional, or general anesthesia. You should ask your surgeon if the operation will require a specific anesthetic, or if you and your anesthesiologist can decide. For example, a very complex hernia may be too uncomfortable to repair without general. ...Read more

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Can working your abs help you not avoid inguinal hernias?

No: Inguinal hernias in general get bigger with time. This is because any abdominal pressure increases force that pushes it out and there is no counteracting force to push it back in. Strong abs do not cause inguinal hernias to go back in. ...Read more

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Could hernias in your groin area possibly make you nauseous?

Yes,: If your inguinal hernia becomes incarcerated and cause intestinal obstruction. You should see your doctor immediately because this could mean surgical emergency. ...Read more

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My husband has a hernia near his groin and it is swelling more why?

My husband has a hernia near his groin and it is swelling more why?

Bigger: It is either getting bigger or the contents are trapped and swelling. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a hernia in the groin area like bulge sac?

What does it mean to have a hernia in the groin area like bulge sac?

Inguinal Hernia: Inguinal, or groin hernias are very, very common (in men). If the hernia is small and not interfering with your daily activities, it is acceptable to take a "wait-and-see" approach. If not, hernia surgery is advised; this is an outpatient operation that can be performed "open" or via laparoscopy, typically with mesh. I recommend that you see a general surgeon for a formal evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long will I experience pressure in my hernia inguinal repair area. Is it normal?

Check with surgeon: Who can give you the best answer. If a lot of pain or getting more pain see your surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Do all inguinal hernias require surgery? I have a very mild case but I do feel some pain.

Yes: Hernias do not heal on their own. Not everyone has a surgery right away, but it is recommended that all inguinal hernias are fixed by surgery. ...Read more

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How do you treat someone who has been diagnosed with inguinal and intervetebral disc hernia?

Evaluate and treat: Treat and evaluate one at a time not a the same time ther both often treatable with high rates a individual success beware that femoral nerve intraentin groin may feel much likes l4root problem that disc herniation usually occurs at l3-4 diagnostic spine injection will confirm pain generator both conditions can be a symptomatic. ...Read more

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I have pain and sorenes in balls I lift 50-80lb box everyday my groin area is very hard hernia?

This could be hernia: This very well could be a hernia. At first abdominal contents can push through the weakness or defect and then return spontaneously. However, these contents which may be bowel, omentum, bladder can get stuck (incarcerated) and progress to strangulation where the viscera are damaged because the blood supply is compromised. This is a true emergency requiring surgery. ...Read more

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Hernia inguinal help!! my hernia is about the size of a jordan almond can I fix it, what to do?

Hernia inguinal help!! my hernia is about the size of a jordan almond can I fix it, what to do?

It can be fixed: See a general surgeon with experience in hernia repair for an exam and consultation. This can confirm the diagnosis, and give you options of observation or repair. In general, types of repair are open or laparoscopic. About 75-80% of repairs in the US are done open. Only do lap if the surgeon is appropriately trained and experienced, and feels comfortable with the approach. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is an inguinal and mesenteric hernia?

Inguinal: Abnormal bulges at inguinal ligament at internal or external anatomic canal areas may contain fat and large or small bowel.
Hernias may occur at femoral canal also.

Mesenteric hernias are internal abdominal gaps of mesentery with bowel through the gap ...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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What is an inguinal hernia and causes it?

Abnormal protrusion: A hernia (anywhere) is a protrusion, or something sticking out where it's not supposed to. An inguinal hernia refers to contents from within the abdomen, usually bowel or some fat that protrude through a defect in the abdominal wall. This can be congenital, meaning you're born with it or acquired, something that you develop over time. These can get "stuck" and would then require an urgent operation. ...Read more

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High groin or hernia?

Not. Term: Not such thing called high groin.

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What causes groin hernias?

No specific cause: Groin or inguinal hernias are quite common in men, and may be somewhat hereditary. It is a weakness in the fibers that may be weak since birth. Can sometimes be associated with heavier lifting or repeated straining. ...Read more

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What causes inguinal hernias?

What causes inguinal hernias?

Congenital/acquired: The path taken for testicular descend can stay open or predispose one to inguinal herniation - this is aka indirect hernia. The hernia more common with accident, sport injury or heavy lifting as with construction workers is frequently through the direct inguinal space - direct inguinal hernia. ...Read more

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Can u have a hernia in the groin that don't come up?

Can u have a hernia in the groin that don't come up?

Herrnia: A hernia can be present but not cause pain or symptoms. Usually a hernia in adults is related to heavy episode of lifting. If you have intermittent pain see you doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Wat else can cause pain in the groin apart from hernia?

Wat else can cause pain in the groin apart from hernia?

Injury, etc: Most younger men with groin pain have an injury, usually to the same structures that hurt when a hernia forms. Sporting activity can cause such pains (eg groin pulls etc) and the term "sports hernia" which some believe is more sports injury than hernia, can be made better by hernia-type procedures. The groin also contains lymph nodes, nerves, veins etc. An ultrasound and physical exam can help. ...Read more

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Can a groin tear or hernia cause urinarary pain or complacations?

Mild, if any.: The bladder and the groin are in close proximity to one another. Therefore, it is not uncommon for a patient with a hernia to describe discomfort when urinating, especially if their bladder is full; however this is more of an awareness then a pain. Very rarely, a portion of the bladder can enter into the hernia sac. Groin tears rarely cause any urinary symptoms, if ever. ...Read more

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Hernias what problems can inguinal hernias cause. I have two, one on each side?

Hernias what problems can inguinal hernias cause. I have two, one on each side?

Pain and a lump: Inguinal hernias typically cause pain or discomfort of varying levels. Left untreated, there is a low likelihood they will get worse. Fixing them requires a surgical procedure, which is also low risk, but has a failure rate of 1-10% depending on the surgeon and the technique. A laparoscopic repair by a surgeon experienced with the technique is probably best for bilateral hernia repair. ...Read more

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What can cause pain on left side near the groin?, no hernia found On scan no injury

Many things.: It could be diverticulitis, bowel obstruction, ovarian torsion, ruptured cyst, pelvic inflammatory disease etc, . The cause of the pain can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other studies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a hernia in his groin area. I am concerned because I want to go to nyc this christmas. Would it be safe for him to get in a plane?

Yes: A hernia becomes a problem when it becomes incarcerated, in other words, something becomes trapped in the hernia and cannot squeeze out of the hernia sac. This is usually self evident with pain, vomiting and abdominal pain. As long as the contents of the hernia can be pushed back, i.e. Reduced, then it should not be a problem. Nevertheless, it would behoove him to see a general surgeon to fix. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a hernia or groin sprain?

How can I tell if I have a hernia or groin sprain?

Bulge: Both groin hernias and muscle strains can cause groin pain (although the strain usually hurts more) and may be difficult to distinguish. However, groin strains will not cause a bulge in the groin, whereas hernias do. The bulge tends to protrude with exertion and recede when laying down. If in doubt, I recommend that you see a general surgeon. ...Read more

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What could be wrong a 7 yr old boy is in pain near his groin? A hernia?

Yes: There could be many things wrong. A hernia is one of them. You should have this young man evaluated by his primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can strengthening your abs at the gym help you not get inguinal hernias?

No.: Inguinal hernias occur at natural weak points of the abdominal wall. We believe that chronic "wear-and-tear" can lead to a hole forming in the muscle in susceptible people, which manifests itself as a hernia. Therefore, what you think may be helping you can actually increase the risk of a hernia developing. In contrast, obesity is a risk factor, as well, so your best bet is aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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What could be wrong a 7 yr old boy is in pain near his groin? Is it a hernia?

Hernia: It could be a hernia. Is there any bulging in the groin area? Should see a pediatric surgeon. ...Read more

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Noticed a lump in baby's groin, does he have a hernia? Do hernias go away on their own?

Noticed a lump in baby's groin, does he have a hernia? Do hernias go away on their own?

Exam required.: A bulge in the groin area almost always indicates a hernia which will not resolve without treatment. A baby with a suspected hernia should be examined immediately due to complications such as "getting stuck", also called incarceration. A bulge could also be due to a swollen lymph node or possibly a growth. ...Read more

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What would cause an inguinal/mesh hernia repair to fail? What are the symptoms of failure?

Hernia failure: Hernia recurrence is 1-5% after surgery. Poor tissue, obesity, steroid medications, infections and possibly return to heavy work too soon can be some possible reasons. Many causes are unknown. Symptoms would be the same swelling, bulge & discomfort at the hernia site. Would need a physical examination with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Male 57, genetically prone to inguinal hernias, does this mean I am also prone to hiatus hernia?

No: The mechanisms and abnormal anatomy are quite different. And thankfully the inguinal hernia is far easier to manage. ...Read more

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I am looking for a non-surgical solution for 2 inguinal hernias, opening sizes of 31mm and 25mm?

There is none: These are both fairly large hernias that will not go away without surgery.Since you have bilateral hernias you may benefit from a laparoscopic approach. ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more