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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

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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 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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I have inguinal hernia. Is it true that i shouldn't do exercises that involves jumping like skipping or jumping jacks?

May be: As those acts may cause complications in large hernia , really what you must do is get it repaired , is simple out patient procedure , then you can do all , speak to your parents at17 you need their consent also. ...Read more

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My right testicle hurts a lot and it started like 2 hours ago? I'm 18 (no sex) I have an inguinal hernia on the left side? What could it be ?

Possibly urgent: Since testicular torsion is on the list of possibilities, and could cause you to lose your testis, please consider seeing a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Wat are the symptoms for recurrence off inguinal hernia i pulled my old surgery and the area is sore but no pain like my 1st hernia ?

Wat are the symptoms for recurrence off inguinal hernia i pulled my old surgery and the area is sore but no pain like my 1st hernia ?

FeelsLikeThe1stTime: A recurrent inguinal hernia will manifest itself as a bulge in the groin, not unlike any inguinal hernia. It is usually a gradual process so there is no sign of trauma like bruising. Surgical rx can be a little tricky the 2nd time around--as a general trend, if it was fixed one way the 1st time (open), we tend to recommend the alternate (laparoscopic) the 2nd time. ...Read more

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Had a inguinal hernia surgery done a year and a half ago. Recently started to have sharp pains like i did before the surgery.Should i be concerned?

Had a inguinal hernia surgery done a year and a half ago.  Recently started to have sharp pains like i did before the surgery.Should i be concerned?

See a doctor: Most of the time, pain after inguinal hernia repair is because of stitches used during the operation. See your surgeon or your primary medical doctor to get checked out. Often, a simple injection can help with the pain. ...Read more

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I had a double sided inguinal hernia at the age of 5. I have been weightlifting for years but would like to start doing ab workouts. Will I be safe?

I had a double sided inguinal hernia at the age of 5. I have been weightlifting for years but would like to start doing ab workouts. Will I be safe?

You ahould: be ok. Pediatric hernias are usually congenital abnormalities, which probably will not predispose you to developing an adult hernia, if original repair was successful. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

Inguinal hernia is an abdominal wall defect occuring in the inguinal region. They may occur directly through the abdominal wall or through the internal inguinal ring and inguinal canal. They may extend into the scrotum in males or ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Groin Hernia (Definition)

Groin hernia is also known as Inguinal hernia. Groin hernia is a condition where abdominal organs (usually some intestine) bulge through a ...Read more