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Small Inguinal Hernia
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
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
I have a very very small inguinal hernia could that be causing the extreme pain I am feeling even though it is not that big and no bulge ?
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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Could small recurrence of inguinal hernia be detected with ultrasound. (note repair 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have bilateral small inguinal & obturator hernias.Most pain on left side & little sometimes on right. Should I only repair the ones on the left side?
Herniae: If you trust a surgeon to operate on you and I would leave it up to him as to whether both sides should be done ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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