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What Is A Hernia In The Groin
Genetics: A groin hernia is when the natural openings in the abdominal wall (through which pass the spermatic cord on men and the round ligament in women) stretch out, and allow other abdominal contents to herniate through. While it can be brought on by coughing, or other sudden increase in abdominal pressure, it is also due to happen more often in those susceptible based on their genetics. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I am experiencing groin lump right on the inguinal hernias. The lump is small like fisheye. What was the cause?
Painful groin lump one week after angiogram and stent softens when massaged. Is it more likely to be a hernia than infection or lymph?
SomeMoreThanOthers: Inguinal hernias come in all shapes&sizes. The main issue "concerning" about hernias is the potential for intestine to get stuck (incarcerate) in the hernia; the blood supply could get cut-off, leading to intestinal death & the need for emergency surgery. The risk of this happening is dependent on the size & shape of the hernia; it is this factor & one's symptoms that guide our recommendations. ...Read more
Inguinal Hernia: Inguinal, or groin hernias are very, very common (in men). If the hernia is small and not interfering with your daily activities, it is acceptable to take a "wait-and-see" approach. If not, hernia surgery is advised; this is an outpatient operation that can be performed "open" or via laparoscopy, typically with mesh. I recommend that you see a general surgeon for a formal evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
Hello, I am 7 months post hernia repair with mesh. I had am a female who had a small hernia in the groin. I've started to notice soreness and a burning sensation at the site of the hernia. I've been doing exercise such as Pilates, yoga, and ballet stret
Trapped nerve: Call your surgeon for nerve block and treatment ...Read more
No specific cause: Groin or inguinal hernias are quite common in men, and may be somewhat hereditary. It is a weakness in the fibers that may be weak since birth. Can sometimes be associated with heavier lifting or repeated straining. ...Read more
Injury, etc: Most younger men with groin pain have an injury, usually to the same structures that hurt when a hernia forms. Sporting activity can cause such pains (eg groin pulls etc) and the term "sports hernia" which some believe is more sports injury than hernia, can be made better by hernia-type procedures. The groin also contains lymph nodes, nerves, veins etc. An ultrasound and physical exam can help. ...Read more
Mild, if any.: The bladder and the groin are in close proximity to one another. Therefore, it is not uncommon for a patient with a hernia to describe discomfort when urinating, especially if their bladder is full; however this is more of an awareness then a pain. Very rarely, a portion of the bladder can enter into the hernia sac. Groin tears rarely cause any urinary symptoms, if ever. ...Read more
Many things.: It could be diverticulitis, bowel obstruction, ovarian torsion, ruptured cyst, pelvic inflammatory disease etc, . The cause of the pain can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other studies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
My boyfriend has a hernia in his groin area. I am concerned because I want to go to nyc this christmas. Would it be safe for him to get in a plane?
Yes: A hernia becomes a problem when it becomes incarcerated, in other words, something becomes trapped in the hernia and cannot squeeze out of the hernia sac. This is usually self evident with pain, vomiting and abdominal pain. As long as the contents of the hernia can be pushed back, i.e. Reduced, then it should not be a problem. Nevertheless, it would behoove him to see a general surgeon to fix. ...Read more
Inguinal hernia: See your doctor for treatment options. There are different types, though all are cured surgically. ...Read more
It often does: There is a hole in the muscle layers of the abdominal wall and a sac is coming through it. When you cough, lift or strain, the sac is 'puffed up' by the abdominal pressure, and it puts pressure on the muscles. The muscles can pull apart more from this pressure and give symptoms similar to a muscle strain. The severity will come and go. Best to see a surgeon before more trouble can occur. ...Read more
Bigger: It is either getting bigger or the contents are trapped and swelling. ...Read more
Professional exam: See a doctor to check it out. ...Read more
This could be hernia: This very well could be a hernia. At first abdominal contents can push through the weakness or defect and then return spontaneously. However, these contents which may be bowel, omentum, bladder can get stuck (incarcerated) and progress to strangulation where the viscera are damaged because the blood supply is compromised. This is a true emergency requiring surgery. ...Read more
Bulge: Both groin hernias and muscle strains can cause groin pain (although the strain usually hurts more) and may be difficult to distinguish. However, groin strains will not cause a bulge in the groin, whereas hernias do. The bulge tends to protrude with exertion and recede when laying down. If in doubt, I recommend that you see a general surgeon. ...Read more
Exam required.: A bulge in the groin area almost always indicates a hernia which will not resolve without treatment. A baby with a suspected hernia should be examined immediately due to complications such as "getting stuck", also called incarceration. A bulge could also be due to a swollen lymph node or possibly a growth. ...Read more
My husband had a unilateral hernia in his groin when he was around 5 and had surgery. Could this have impacted his fertility?
I have a bulge in my groin on the right side and it makes a gurgle sound when I push it. It goes away when I am lying down. Is this a hernia?
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