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What are chances for scrotal hernia to strangulate after having for 10 or more years?

What are chances for scrotal hernia to strangulate after having for 10 or more years?

Scrotal hernia risks: Unfortunately strangulation of a hernia can occur without warning so you still are at risk. If its bothering you or getting bigger - its time to have it evaluated. It will only get bigger with time - ...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


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I'm 25 weeks pregnant and was told I have an inguinal hernia. How common is it for it to strangulate. What symptoms should I look for?

I'm 25 weeks pregnant and was told I have an inguinal hernia. How common is it for it to strangulate. What symptoms should I look for?

Observation only now: Inguinal hernia is very common in both sexes , possible to get incarcerated in neglected ones. Until you deliver you can hold off surgery , fortunately gravid uterus pushes the guts away and less chance of getting incarcirated , but need constant observation till you deliver .Speak to your OB doctor for more instructions ...Read more

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Had a CT with results "small hernias with fat only nonconcerning". Is this the cause of my pain in lower abdomen/pelvis? Does hernia pain=strangulate

Had a CT with results "small hernias with fat only nonconcerning".  Is this the cause of my pain in lower abdomen/pelvis? Does hernia pain=strangulate

Yes it could be: Henias regardless of size can cause the pain you describe.Strangulation , however, needs further physical examination to verify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hernia include incarceration?

Symptoms of hernia include incarceration?

Complication : Incarceration is a complication of a hernia. It means that you can not push it in anymore. It stays out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a strangulating hernia?

What are the symptoms of a strangulating hernia?

Pain: A strangulation occurs when intestine gets caught in the hernia and can't get back into the abdomen. This will cause the worst abdominal pain you could imagine, both over the hernia and generalized throughout the abdomen. May be nausea and vomiting and distention of the abdomen as well. This is an emergency and a surgeon should be consulted immediately. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of a strangulating hernia?

Can you tell me the symptoms of a strangulating hernia?

Is an emergency: Will have severe pain , non reducible ( can not push inside ) at hernia site , if untreated progresses to intestinal obstruction and gangrene of bowel , ( neglected cases even death ) . A reason to get it repaired electively , in a planed schedule .. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means when a hernia is strangulated?

Please explain what it means when a hernia is strangulated?

Lack blood supply: This is an irreducible hernia in which the entrapped intestine has its blood supply cut off.Pain is always present, this condition may be congenital (present at birth) or may be caused by the degeneration of muscle within the abdomen. Surgery is typically performed to resolve symptoms. ...Read more

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In what way can I get a strangulated hernia ?

Hernia symptoms: Hernias that cause pain and more commonly when they are intermittently stuck or incarcerated in the defect. Also can cause some local bulging at the site of the hernia as well. Have this issue evaluated by a medical professional and consider treatment if frequent or changes your ability to do normal daily activities. This can easily be seen on physical exam by your doctor to rule out strangulation. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a strangulated hernia?

Severe pain: Strangulated hernia means that whatever is caught in the hernia has lost its blood supply and has died. This causes severe pain, nausea, vomiting and hypotension if it is bowel that has strangulated and is a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a strangulated hiatus hernia?

What are the symptoms of a strangulated hiatus hernia?

A few: Usually chest pain and pressure, associated with the inability to eat, and / or vomiting. The vomiting is frequently in the form wretching without liquid or good coming up, or "dry heaves". Could also be vomiting blood. This represents an emergency, life threatening situation. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the symptoms of a strangulated hernia?

Yes lots of pain: When hernia gets incarcerated, will not be able to push inside (reduce ) , will have severe pain, further delay in treatment will cause strangulation of bowel and gangrene , associated with intestinal obstruction. ...Read more

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The pain I said was hurting from my incarcerated abd wall hernia is also hurting my vigina. What's up with that?

The pain I said was hurting from my incarcerated abd wall hernia is also  hurting my vigina. What's up with that?

Hernia: incarcerated abdominal wall hernia needs to be repaired specially if it is causing pain
the pain in the vagina could be related if your hernia is in the lower part of the abdomen
make sure you doctor referred you to a surgeon ...Read more

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What is hernia?

What is hernia?

"Hole in the Wall": 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 of rx is surgery. ...Read more

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What is hernia?

A hole: Hernia is the term used most commonly to describe a hole in the abdominal wall through which intra-abdominal organs may pass. You would see this as a lump under the skin. The perfect analogy is a hole in a car tire through which the inner tube can protrude. The only treatment is an operation. See your doctor for an exam if it persists, gets larger, or causes problems. ...Read more

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What are hernia?

What are hernia?

"Hole-in-the-Wall": 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 of rx is surgery. ...Read more

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What is a hernia?

What is a hernia?

A fascial tear: All hernias are caused by a disruption in the fascia of the abdominal wall. Fascia is a strong sheet of connective tissue that extends from the top of you abdomen (where it meets your chest) down past your groin. The fascia is the strength layer of your abdominal wall. It is responsible for keeping your abdominal contents in your abdomen. A hernia is a hole in your fascia. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hernia?

Depends: Hernias by themselves may be asymptomatic (produce no symptoms) or cause slight to severe pain, or just present as a bulge (especially at the groin). Some may get strangulated causing decrease in blood flow to that organ (usually bowel) and severe pain, nausea, vomiting, redness around skin may ensue. Nearly all hernias have this potential.Symptoms may also depend on the location of the hernia. ...Read more

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What is a hernia ?

Defect or hole: Hernia is a defect in abdominal wall most of the time, but more correctly abnormal protrusion of a viscus ( like disc, brain etc ). ...Read more

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What causes a hernia?

What causes a hernia?

Nature/Nurture: Most hernias develop due to a "birth defect" of sorts, where natural holes in the abdominal wall present in fetal life fail to close. This may manifest itself at birth or require years of "exertion" before the hole reaches a size large enough to be evident. Other hernias are strictly "wear-and-tear" phenomena, although it is believed that they occur in-part due to inherently weak tissue. ...Read more

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Does a hernia go away?

Hernia: Hernia is a defect/hole in the fascia. They can stay the same or get worse, which is why doctors recommend surgical repair. If they worsen, they can cause serious health problems. Take a friend with you to see your doc and get the hernia evaluated. An elective surgical repair is a good way to handle this problem.

Be well. ...Read more

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Are hernias inherited?

Are hernias inherited?

Some are.: Hernias develop due to weak points in the abdominal wall. Many of these form as "birth defects" during fetal life without any clear hereditary component. Others may develop due to an inherited weakness in the way collagen crosslinks. Still others may form following trauma such as a surgical incision. ...Read more

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What is a naval hernia?

What is a naval hernia?

Umbilical hernia : It is protrusion of something (usually fat but can b bowel as well) through the belly button. Umbilical cord comes through there and sometimes never closes (kids w umbilical hernia) or for adults it closes but with increased pressure( lifting, straining, coughing, pregnancy etc), it will reopen and cause hernia. ...Read more

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How common are hernias?

Very common: Hernias are more common in males, one of the most frequent reasons for surgery in the us. ...Read more

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Does hernia heal itself?

Does hernia heal itself?

Repair hernia: Hernias of the abdominal wall can remain stable or progress. They are unable to heal spontaneously, or by itself. These hernias can develop complications like incarceration or strangulation, (organs trapped by the hernia defect). Okay to get in to your doc for an eval and surgical referral. A hernia repair is safe and effective. ...Read more

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How safe is hernia mesh?

How safe is hernia mesh?

Very: The different meshes available for hernia repair are safe. What type used, synthetic or biological, depends on the type of hernia and comorbidities. You should discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What exactly is a hernia?

A fascial tear: All hernias are caused by a disruption in the fascia of the abdominal wall. Fascia is a strong sheet of connective tissue that extends from the top of you abdomen (where it meets your chest) down past your groin. The fascia is the strength layer of your abdominal wall. It is responsible for keeping your abdominal contents in your abdomen. A hernia is a hole in your fascia. ...Read more

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Press ups ok with hernia?

Press ups ok with hernia?

Hernia activity: Im not exactly sure what a press up is. However, as a general rule, activity with a hernia is limited by discomfort. As long as you do not experience pain, it should be safe to proceed with activities. A binder may help to keep a hernia reduced while exercising. But, if you are active, and the hernia protrudes frequently, it may be worth discussing this with your doctor and considering repair. ...Read more

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Are all hernias dangerous?

Are all hernias dangerous?

No.: A "hernia" commonly refers to a weakened area of the abdominal wall muscles. The resulting defect essentially provides a hole through which a loop of intestine can slide. This situation becomes dangerous if a loop of intestine becomes stuck outside the abdominal wall, leading to obstruction (blockage) or in worst case cutting off the blood supply to that segment of the intestine. ...Read more

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What to do about a hernia?

See a surgeon: There are many types of hernias. Groin and umbilical are the most common. Hernias will not resolve without intervention. If you are a symptomatic, it may be safe to observe a hernia. Symptomatic hernias require intervention. Rarely hernias will strangulate and require emergency surgical repair. ...Read more