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Tests For Direct Inguinal Hernia
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
In what percent (roughly) hydrocele (at adults) can cure by it self? Mine appeared after a classic direct inguinal hernia operation 2.5 months ago.
Hydroceles: Congenital hydroceles that have been present since birth don't "heal"; require surgery; although small non symptomatic hydroceles can be safely watched. Postop hydrocele rx however depends on the cause. Normal post-op swelling/fluid around the testicle ; in the scrotum often absorbs over time. However a retained portion of a hernia sac that fills with fluid may require repeat surgery see your md. ...Read more
Are there any tests to check for inguinal hernia in a female? Short of surgery? Had hernia repaired with mesh and then mesh removed. Pain returned
How can I tell if inguinal hernia is back when I never had a bulge tests didn't show it was discovered by exploratory surgery 10 yrs ago same symp now?
Transparent penile discharge, recently joined by mild testicle pain, 2 negative std tests, along with potential for mild inguinal hernia, what is it?
Had inguinal hernia mesh removal hernia was left, now pain while doing pushups and situps for pt test, should I avoid these for rest of my career?
See your surgeon: You may have symptoms from the recurrent or residual remaining hernia, or the pain you had previously was not resolved with mesh removal surgery. May need another surgery. May need anesthesia pain management injections if the hernia has not recurred. Needs a new physical exam with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 months after bilateral lap. Inguinal hernia repair, i feel my erection twisted to the right, and right test hangs higher than usual. Is it related?
Doubt it: If the angulation of the penis is severe, it could represent peyronie's disease. While it appeared after a lap inguinal hernia repair, the problem is in the shaft of the penis. I don't think the repair is causative. I would see a urologist to find out more. One testis hanging higher is normal. ...Read more
Fever at 103.7, 2weeks after inguinal hernia repair. Fever has stayed for 7days. At ER i did not test positive for flu, other test were normal. Cause?
Talk to Surgeon ASAP: There are many possible causes of a postop fever, but the one most concerning after your operation would be a wound infection (esp if mesh was used). A fever of 103.7 cannot be assumed to be viral--this requires a thorough evaluation. Please contact your surgeon asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an inguinal hernia. At what point should I stop living with it and insist it is fixed? It is gradually getting worse.
YES: A hernia is an organ (usually bowel) that is not on its usual anatomical location. The majority of the time, this is from a weakness in muscles that help it stay there. As muscles continue to weaken & there is continued pressure the hernia can get larger. Risks are: advanced age, obesity, heavy lifting, even chronic cough or straining to urinate since there is an increase intrabdomen pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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