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What Does A Hernia Feel Like
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
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
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
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
I have pain in my left side and what feels like a small knot on my side im thinking maybe a hernia?
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
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?
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