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What Does An Inguinal Hernia Look Like
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have inguinal hernia. Is it true that i shouldn't do exercises that involves jumping like skipping or jumping jacks?
No: No it does notGet a more detailed answer ›
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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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