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Doctor insights on: Small Inguinal Hernia

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Does small inguinal hernia without discomfort require surgical repair? Will it get worse without surgery?

Does small inguinal hernia without discomfort require surgical repair? Will it get worse without surgery?

Yes most of the time: as it is invariably a potential hard to get incarceration It is a simple low risk out patient procedure , other wise need close observation . ...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


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Diagnosed with really small inguinal hernia get extreme sharpe feeling in pelvis but pinpoint really low on edge of pelvis that goes all the way down ?

Diagnosed with really small inguinal hernia get extreme sharpe feeling in pelvis but pinpoint really low on edge of pelvis that goes all the way down ?

First make sure pain: is due to hernia not some other pelvic problem see a gynecologist first . If you have no other problem get the hernia repaired a simple out patient procedure . ...Read more

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Have small unilateral inguinal hernia. Which is better method of surgery, open method or laparoscopic? Which has faster recovery?

Have small unilateral inguinal hernia. Which is better method of surgery, open method or laparoscopic? Which has faster recovery?

Hernia surgery: There is no one best method. Most surgeons nowadays will opt for laparoscopic repair because of less downtime and lower risk to the patient. However, only your doc will now what option has the best risk benefit profile in your particular case. Discuss with her/him to determine your best option :). ...Read more

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Could small recurrence of inguinal hernia be detected with ultrasound. (note repair done with mesh in open style)?

It could.: Beside physical exam, ct is the "gold standard" for detecting recurrent hernia. However, since the hernia may be transiet (comes and goes) it might not be "seen with any imaging study. ...Read more

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Could small recurrence of inguinal hernia be detected by ultrasound. (note surgery was done with mesh in open style)?

Could small recurrence of inguinal hernia be detected by ultrasound. (note surgery was done with mesh in open style)?

Hernia: A small recurrence could be detected by ultrasound, ct scan and/or physical exam. The lack of visualized hernia, though, doesn't necessarily mean that there is no recurrent hernia. These can be difficult to detect, even by experienced surgeon examiners. Discuss with a surgeon. ...Read more

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How is it decided if one should go for inguinal hernia or wait it out? Mine appears small but painful (tolerable mostly).

How is it decided if one should go for inguinal hernia or wait it out? Mine appears small but painful (tolerable mostly).

Surgical evaluation.: Recommend assessment by a general surgeon. It is of concern that you are experiencing pain. Does tissue ever bulge out? Don't know what your definition of small is. See a surgeon. Take care. ...Read more

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Had surgery for a right inguinal hernia. Had an open repair with mesh. 3 months out and have been having infrequent pain as well as small swelling. ?

Had surgery for a right inguinal hernia. Had an open repair with mesh. 3 months out and have been having infrequent pain as well as small swelling. ?

Nerve pain??: Will need to see a surgeon or doctor licensed in your area for examination here and specific diagnosis and advice. Here is some general information re post hernia repair pain and causes and treatments to discuss: https://www.verywell.com/chronic-post-hernia-repair-pain-2564628 ...Read more

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In an inguinal hernia, does a small part or the whole lower abdomen protrude?

In an inguinal hernia, does a small part or the whole lower abdomen protrude?

Bulge in Groin: All inguinal hernias begin as small holes in the groin, usually evident as a subtle bulge that, in time, can enlarge and extend into the scrotal sac. Of course, neglect and time can lead to some very large hernias, but, in my experience, they usually extend down into the scrotal sac rather than lead to protrusions of the entire lower abdomen. ...Read more

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I had inguinal hernia surgery 2 weeks ago, the incision has healed over now but there is a very small loop of mesh sticking out. What can i do??

You have to see the: If mesh is sticking out , immediately you must bring to the attention of surgeon. Exposed mesh tend to get infected , then mesh has to be taken out , then only the wound will heal. Call your surgeon ...Read more

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Had inguinal hernia repair w/ mesh ~2 weeks ago. Pain and swelling went away mostly but is starting to come back along with a small bulge. What to do?

Had inguinal hernia repair w/ mesh ~2 weeks ago. Pain and swelling went away mostly but is starting to come back along with a small bulge. What to do?

Recurrence Unlikely: especially when repaired with mesh ( Still a distant possibility ) , most likely some fluid collection ( serum ) under the skin flap , which will disappear in couple of wks , call your surgeon for follow up care . ...Read more

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Had right inguinal hernia repair done last december yesterday the doc said he felt a small one there wst could cause it to come back?

Had right inguinal hernia repair done last december yesterday the doc said he felt a small one there wst could cause it to come back?

Hernia: Anytime hernia get repaired, there is some weakening of the canal and so your old repair may be letting a new hernia through. Be careful with lifting heavy weights and check with the surgeon who did the original operation. He'd be the one who'd know for sure. ...Read more

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Does the air pumped into the colon also inflate the small intestine? What part of the intestine is likely to be involved in a inguinal hernia?

Does the air pumped into the colon also inflate the small intestine?  What part of the intestine is likely to be involved in a inguinal hernia?

Yes.: Insufflated air from colonoscopy does pass the ileocecal valve and to a degree insufflate small bowel. An inguinal hernia sac may contain omentum (fatty tissue over bowel), small intestine, or colon. ...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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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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Groin Hernia (Definition)

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