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Wrote in 2012 again 2015 no response the renal prob erraticBP nt. Sweats, awake to svere itching, nodule bet thigh-abd ( hernia) what is up am72?

Wrote in 2012 again 2015 no response the renal prob erraticBP nt. Sweats, awake to svere itching, nodule bet thigh-abd ( hernia) what is up am72?

Complex issues: There are a variety of medical problems that you have described that cannot all be addressed on a short answer online forum. Should be addressed by your primary doctor. Regarding the hernia, ask your doctor if a referral to a general surgeon for a consultation is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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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39 yr fem. Diagnosed with inguinal hernia today. Very bothersome. Burning in vag area and pain going from hernia to thigh. Should i wait or repair?

39 yr fem. Diagnosed with inguinal hernia today. Very bothersome. Burning in vag area and pain going from hernia to thigh. Should i wait or repair?

Early repair usually: When you have started to have symptoms, there is increasing risk of organs from inside the abdomen entering and becoming stuck in the hernia sac (incarcerated). This could lead to further trouble and might even require emergent surgery. It is not possible to predict exactly when this will happen. Elective, early repair is simpler and has less risk than emergency repair, and is the advised choice. ...Read more

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Apart from hernia what can cause major pain in the groun and sometimes down the thigh?

Apart from hernia what can cause major pain in the groun and sometimes down the thigh?

Inguinal strain, or : The so-called "sports hernia", or less likely, from adenopathy, aneurism of the femoral artery, orthopedic conditions of the hip joint, arthritis, trauma... Hernia is the most common and may be symptomatic even when too small to feel on exam. Suggest an evaluation by a surgeon. ...Read more

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Could hernia occure in leg (upper inner thigh)?

Could hernia occure in leg (upper inner thigh)?

Yes: A femoral hernia can present , more frequently get incarcerated , see your doctor, to make sure ...Read more

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Where on your thigh can you have a femoral hernia?

Where on your thigh can you have a femoral hernia?

At the Crease...: ...And going down no more than an inch-or-two, max. As femoral hernias get larger, they tend to push up into the groin, resembling an inguinal hernia. ...Read more

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In hernia repair, can the skin of thigh be used instead of artificial mesh?

Good question.: Many years ago, the fascia from lateral thigh (fascia lata) was used for hernia repairs. But they eventually broke down and got resorbed because it was a free graft without any blood supply. It did not stay long enough, and many cases recurred. So we don't use it any more. ...Read more

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What can I do if my femoral hernia hurts down the inside of my thigh. Does that mean it is by a nerve?

What can I do if my femoral hernia hurts down the inside of my thigh. Does that mean it is by a nerve?

Yes, if: Pain radiates down your thigh. But it could also mean that it is intermittently incarcerated. Show it to your surgeon, so he can make proper recommendation regarding surgical repair. ...Read more

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I have a knott under my skin inner thigh right testical hurts could this be a hernia or a pulled groin?

I have a knott under my skin inner thigh right testical hurts could this be a hernia or a pulled groin?

Epididymitis: Signs/sxs appear to be epididymitis of the testis, or orchitis. You need a scrotal ultrasound and possibly antibiotics. An incarcerated inguinal hernia, beyond pain and a knot, will eventually cause a bowel obstruction, which doesn't sound like your issue. ...Read more

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How is pain in the thighs during ejaculation relate to femoral hernia?

How is pain in the thighs during ejaculation relate to femoral hernia?

Uncertain: If there is groin pain during ejaculation, and there is a femoral hernia, the pain is porbably due to increased abdominal pressure. Femoral hernias should be evaluated by a general surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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A have a hernia on right side of my thigh can a still play football tonight as am seeing go tomorrow?? Thanks for your response

A have a hernia on right side of my thigh can a still play football tonight as am seeing go tomorrow?? Thanks for your response

Thigh ?: If this "lesion" is truly on the thigh, it is not a hernia. If you think it is a hernia due to a bulge or a "ball" in the thigh, you may have a muscle tear. I would not feel that it would be wise to play football tonight. ...Read more