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What does a hernia feel like when you push back inside your body? I have a hard, reducible mass on my lwr lft side. It is not always present. No pain.

What does a hernia feel like when you push back inside your body? I have a hard, reducible mass on my lwr lft side. It is not always present. No pain.

Doesn't always hurt: To answer your question, a hernia doesn't always hurt, and some people are able to push the hernia in, or "reduce it" without discomfort. The problem is that over time the muscles holding the hernia "in" can become stretched causing the hernia to become larger, or worse, the hernia can become "strangulated" where it twists on itself, requiring emergency surgery. It is best to repair these early ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

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What does hiatal hernia feel like?

What does hiatal hernia feel like?

Hiatal hernia: Most commonly patients with hiatal hernias will experience symptoms of reflux such as heartburn and regurgitation if they have any symptoms at all. The vast majority of hiatal hernias encountered are small asymptomatic hernias that require no intervention. Only those hernias that are symptomatic should be treated. If surgery is required, it usually can be done laparoscopically. ...Read more

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How will i know what does an incisional hernia feel like and what are the symptoms?

How will i know what does an incisional hernia feel like and what are the symptoms?

Pain and lump: Usually discomfort and swelling or lump forms under the scar at the site of prior surgery. Physical examination with your doctor is the best place to start. ...Read more

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What does an intestinal/abdominal hernia feel like (symptoms)?

What does an intestinal/abdominal hernia feel like (symptoms)?

Hernia: Well, they can range from being completely asymptomatic to causing things like a bulge, pain, swelling, redness, nausea, vomiting, intestinal obstruction. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a hernia. Help?

I feel like I have a hernia. Help?

Hernia: Any type of doctor can examine. Doctors that are expert in diagnosis and treatment of this condition are general surgeon. Find a surgeon who has an interest in this area specifically ...Read more

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I would like to know if hernias could move in the body, if so could it be dangerous?

I would like to know if hernias could move in the body, if so could it be dangerous?

Not exactly: The hernia is the actual hole any of domino wall. What you see on the outside as a lump under the skin can seemingly move, however the hole is stationary. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left side and what feels like a small knot on my side im thinking maybe a hernia?

I have pain in my left side and what feels like a small knot on my side im thinking maybe a hernia?

Could be: The groins and belly button are the typical locations for primary hernias, so if the problem is not there, it is less likely, but not impossible to be a hernia. See you doctor for a physical to be sure. ...Read more

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What's the recovery from a hernia operation like?

What's the recovery from a hernia operation like?

Depends: Recovery from any operation is highly variable among individuals. From small hernia operations, recovery is usually 1-3 weeks. For large hernia operations, it may be as long as 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a hernia and it feels like its getting bigger why???What should i do bout it???

Well...: Hernias have a tendency to get bigger... You should see a Dr and have a surgical repair before it causes an emergency problem ...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?

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?

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?

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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