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What are the causes of abdominal hernias in the groin area?

What are the causes of abdominal hernias in the groin area?

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

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I am experiencing groin lump right on the inguinal hernias. The lump is small like fisheye. What was the cause?

I am experiencing groin lump right on the inguinal hernias. The lump is small like fisheye. What was the cause?

Groin lump: A small lump in the groin may be a lymph node,
Lipoma or an inclusion cyst. A hernia is usually, softer, larger and is able to be pushed in as a rule. A physician or surgeon would have to examine you for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Groin lump/bulge or inguinal hernia, what's the difference?

See below: Groin lump could be from many reasons - hernia, lymph node. Tumor, hematoma, aneurysm etc... Need to c medical professional to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Painful groin lump one week after angiogram and stent softens when massaged. Is it more likely to be a hernia than infection or lymph?

Painful groin lump one week after angiogram and stent softens when massaged. Is it more likely to be a hernia than infection or lymph?

Pseudo aneurysm: Lump at the site of an angiogram is usually a pseudo aneurysm or a hematoma. Which is very common after stent placement. I recommend to let your cardiologist know and get arterial duplex of the femoral artery. ...Read more

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How concerning is a hernia in the groin?

How concerning is a hernia in the groin?

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

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Can u have a hernia in the groin that don't come up?

Can u have a hernia in the groin that don't come up?

Herrnia: A hernia can be present but not cause pain or symptoms. Usually a hernia in adults is related to heavy episode of lifting. If you have intermittent pain see you doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a hernia in the groin area like bulge sac?

What does it mean to have a hernia in the groin area like bulge sac?

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

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High groin or hernia?

Not. Term: Not such thing called high groin.

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What causes groin hernias?

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

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Wat else can cause pain in the groin apart from hernia?

Wat else can cause pain in the groin apart from hernia?

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

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Can a groin tear or hernia cause urinarary pain or complacations?

Can a groin tear or hernia cause urinarary pain or complacations?

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

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What can cause pain on left side near the groin?, no hernia found On scan no injury

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

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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

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I think I have a hernia in my groin. What that called?

Inguinal hernia: See your doctor for treatment options. There are different types, though all are cured surgically. ...Read more

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Does hernia groin pain come and go?

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

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How are a pulled groin and a hernia different?

How are a pulled groin and a hernia different?

Difficult: They can give you many of the same symptoms. Best to have an experienced md examine you. Rarely a study like cat scan may be necessary. Sometimes you have to wait and see if the pain goes away (strain) or whether a lump develops (hernia). This can take months to years. ...Read more

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Do groin hernias go away or is surgery always required?

Do groin hernias go away or is surgery always required?

Groin Hernias: Groin hernias will never go away. They might become less symptomatic, especially as we treat exacerbating issues, such as constipation, prostate problems and coughing. Hernias will otherwise just enlarge over the years and will likely eventually cause worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Could hernias in your groin area possibly make you nauseous?

Yes,: If your inguinal hernia becomes incarcerated and cause intestinal obstruction. You should see your doctor immediately because this could mean surgical emergency. ...Read more

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