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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. 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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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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Can even a small inguinal hernia affect bowel movement?

Can even a small inguinal hernia affect bowel movement?

While: Anything is possible, a small hernia would not commonly directly affect bowel movements. However the pressure discomfort of a hernia could cause a person added discomfort if straining for constipation & make it indirectly difficult or uncomfortable to use the toilet. ...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)?

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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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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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