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When does an inguinal hernia operation absolutely have to be done?

When does an inguinal hernia operation absolutely have to be done?

STRANGULATION!!!: The only absolute indication for hernia surgery is when intestine gets stuck within the hernia and cannot be reduced. This requires emergency surgery to check if the blood supply to the intestine has been cut-off; sometimes we have to remove the involved intestine. Obviously, it is best to have a hernia repaired before this happens, but it is not always predictable. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic ...Read more


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What does an inguinal hernia repair operation entail?

What does an inguinal hernia repair operation entail?

Many types: There are two main categories of repair - open and laparoscopic. Both are generally done as outpatient operations. The variety of open techniques are performed by about 80% is surgeons, and lap about 20%. Open techniques are slightly more painful and associated with a slightly longer recovery. ...Read more

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18 years ago, I had inguinal hernia mesh repair. I practice karate and do 180-splits (like the kind Van Damme does). Would this tear/dislodge mesh?

18 years ago, I had inguinal hernia mesh repair. I practice karate and do 180-splits (like the kind Van Damme does). Would this tear/dislodge mesh?

Doubt it: If this repair is several months old and the healing complete the mesh should be anchored well into the tissues so you kick should not dislodge the mesh ...Read more

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What is an inguinal hernia?

What is an inguinal hernia?

Groin hernia: You have an inguinal hernia when the content of your peritoneal cavity (fat, bowel, ovary, etc) pushes through the abdominal wall - specifically through your inguinal floor which is made up of different muscle layers. ...Read more

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Can inguinal hernia get larger?

Can inguinal hernia get larger?

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 more

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Complication of inguinal hernia?

Complication of inguinal hernia?

Untreated: If you mean an untreated inguinal (groin) hernia. Complications of a hernia can be pain, hernia enlargement, low risks of bowel obstruction, hernia incarceration or strangulation resulting in dead bowel... Most inguinal hernias do not get complications. ...Read more

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What can cause a inguinal hernia?

Increased Pressure: In belly. Holding your breath and lifting something heavy, increasing the pressure in your abdomen. Or a chronic cough. ...Read more

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Can a double inguinal hernia cause ed?

Psycologically: Inguinal hernias, in and of themselves, do not interfere with penile erection. Fretting about them or pain associated with sex can cause ed. You should see a surgeon about repair. ...Read more

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How to make my inguinal hernia better?

Surgical repair: Is definitive cure. Other modalities, such as truss or supporters, are temporizing fixes at best. ...Read more

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How can I make an inguinal hernia worse?

Pressure, strain: Inguinal hernia is a rupture is a tear or stfetch of muscular ring, causes weakness in abdominal wall. Allows bulge of bowel, inner fat etc. Heavy lifting, straining can increase the hernia. Over time can get bigger, easier for gut to bulge, discomfort, may cause blockage, or cut off blood supply to part of bowel-surgical emergency. Usual rx, elective surgery. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause pain 24/7?

Can an inguinal hernia cause pain 24/7?

Inguinal hernia: Absolutely. If an inguinal hernia is incarcerated it can cause a lot of pain. If you are experiencing a lot of pain and you feel a lump please see a physician as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cause for obstruction in inguinal hernia?

Cause for obstruction in inguinal hernia?

INCARCERATED hernia: Any hernia may incarcerate and cause bowel obstruction. Incarceration is when the contents of a hernia 'gets stuck' and the blood flow to the area ceases causing the tissue to be at risk for dying (ischemia-infarct). Immediate surgery is indicated. The signs of bowel obstruction are: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, lack of gas passage.. ...Read more

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What is an inguinal hernia and causes it?

Abnormal protrusion: A hernia (anywhere) is a protrusion, or something sticking out where it's not supposed to. An inguinal hernia refers to contents from within the abdomen, usually bowel or some fat that protrude through a defect in the abdominal wall. This can be congenital, meaning you're born with it or acquired, something that you develop over time. These can get "stuck" and would then require an urgent operation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of inguinal hernia?

Hernia symptoms: They can include located in the groin or below the groin crease: bulging, pain, a lump, tenderness or even changes in bowel or bladder habits. ...Read more

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How to push inguinal hernia back into place?

Dangerous maneuver: If the hernia's incarcerated < 1 hr. Then lie supine, elevated legs, place ice pack for 15 min and the gently push.
If doesn't immediately reduce go to ER ...Read more

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How much can an inguinal hernia in men hurt?

How much can an inguinal hernia in men hurt?

Variable: Most inguinal hernias in men will cause mild local aching pressure at times. If a hernia becomes large and incarcerated, this type of hernia can be very firm groin swelling and painful and need emergency medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Weight requirement for giant inguinal hernia?

Weight requirement for giant inguinal hernia?

I am afraid that: Your question is not clear. Try to rephrase it so it is understandable. What do you want to know? ...Read more

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I am a woman did sex cause my inguinal hernia?

I am a woman did sex cause my inguinal hernia?

Hernia causes: The most common causes of hernia are exertion and hereditary reasons.
Hernias are less common in women than in men. I would be skeptical that intercourse would result in a hernia. ...Read more

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Does sex activity can lead to inguinal hernia?

No. Makes it show up: Strenuous activity like lifting, pushing pulling are all things that "push" on a hernia. If a small hernia existed, these activities will make it become more noticeable with time. ...Read more

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I need to know the symptoms of inguinal hernia?

You need to see: The doctor, initial stages only the physician can detect, later appear as a painless bulge that goes away by lying down, If untreated other complications will set in. Make sure to see your doctor ...Read more

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Can I exercise with a unilaterl inguinal hernia?

Can I exercise with a unilaterl inguinal hernia?

Yes, but it might: Cause pain or lead to incarceration. Definitive solution is surgical repair, after which you can resume your exercise program. In the meantime, avoid any exercise that strains your abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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How is an inguinal hernia different from a regular?

Probably same: Inguinal = groin. A hernia is basically one tissue bulging through an opening. So no such thing as "regular" hernia, though the generic term usually refers to inguinal hernia. ...Read more

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What to do about inguinal hernia size gets bigger.?

The main indications: ... For hernia repair are to prevent possible incarceration (bowel getting stuck in hernia) and significant pain or discomfort that prevents you from enjoying your usual activities. Seek consultation with a general surgeon. ...Read more

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How safe is a mesh when used for an inguinal hernia?

This procedure is: Done quite often by general surgeons. It is best to discuss the risks and benefits of any procedure with the surgeon doing the procedure. Typically any time there is a foreign element introduced in the body it does have the risk to become infected. ...Read more

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How common is inguinal hernia in someone age 20-30??

About 8%: There've been several studies looking at the epidemiology of inguinal hernias in the United States. Although The data is far from perfect, it appears that males have about an 8% chance of developing and inguinal hernia by the age of 30 and a total lifetime risk of developing inguinal hernia of about 25% ...Read more

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How much does it cost to get inguinal hernia removed?

Varies: Insurance covers hernia repair but many surgeons can offer discounted prices for people without insurance. For everything including anesthesia, the operating room, the surgeon fee, and the mesh if used prices could range from maybe $4-7 thousand. ...Read more

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Should one with inguinal hernia do strenous exercise?

Should one with inguinal hernia do strenous exercise?

You can yes: You can yes. Although heavy lifting may make it worse. ...Read more

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What is involved with mesh removal after inguinal hernia?

What is involved with mesh removal after inguinal hernia?

Hard work: Mesh placed for a hernia repair may need to be removed, either for infection, intractable post op pain of an extended period, or for hernia recurrence. In the latter, the graft should be left in place, and repaired with another adjacent or overlying graft. To remove a graft requires an open exploration, removal of tacks or sutures, then direct removal of the graft. Can be difficult. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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Dr. David Earle
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Groin Hernia (Definition)

A condition where abdominal organs (usually some intestine) bulge through a ...Read more