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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)

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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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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Hi,my 1month old cousin has hernia in her navel its getting very large it feels like it going to explode. Is there any procedure that can be done?

Hi,my 1month old cousin has hernia in her navel its getting very large it feels like it going to explode. Is there any procedure that can be done?

Possible surgery: Most umbilical hernias in infants are monitored. Most will close by 4 years of age. A hernia that is larger than 5 cm may need surgical treatment. Your cousin should be evaluated by her doctor. ...Read more