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My pet peeve is when someone uses a term then does not explain it. What is inguinal hernia?

My pet peeve is when someone uses a term then does not explain it. What is inguinal hernia?

Bulge in groin.: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity can protrude through and create a sac. This manifests itself as a bulge that can often hurt with exertion. The most common location for a man to have a hernia is in the groin region; we call these inguinal hernias. These may be easily repaired via outpatient surgery if they are large or symptomatic. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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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 causes inguinal hernias?

What causes inguinal hernias?

Congenital/acquired : The path taken for testicular descend can stay open or predispose one to inguinal herniation - this is aka indirect hernia. The hernia more common with accident, sport injury or heavy lifting as with construction workers is frequently through the direct inguinal space - direct inguinal hernia. ...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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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 is right inguinal hernia with omental contents?

What is right inguinal hernia with omental contents?

"incarcerated"hernia: The omentum is a large apron of fat that covers the abdominal organs. An inguinal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which abdominal organs can get stuck, or incarcerated. In your case, the omentum has gotten stuck--while this is less worrisome than bowel, it still can cause a lot of pain and should prompt hernia repair. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon. ...Read more

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What caused her inguinal hernia ? She was gaving CS birth 4 months ago. And last month she have inguinal hernia. I want to know how to treat it.

How old are you?????: first the C section will cause a weakness in the muscle of the groin depends on how they did it a midline incision, or a low cut incision, and if they did cut any muscle or not. the bottom line it is not unusual for a C section incision to create a groin or inguinal hernia. because of damage to the muscle from the surgery. the only treatment for a hernia is surgery open or laparoscopic with screen ...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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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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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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What can cause an inguinal hernia to grow over a few years?

"Wear-and-tear": Anything that increases abdominal pressure has the potential to promote the growth of an existing hernia. Some examples include heavy lifting, obesity, chronic constipation, chronic cough (smoking), etc. While all inguinal hernias do not need to be repaired, those that cause pain or are enlarging should. ...Read more

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