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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic ...Read more


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What is Inguinal Hernia reducible type whether surgery is necessary....

What is Inguinal Hernia reducible type whether surgery is necessary....

Inguinal Hernia: A reducible inguinal hernia means that with pressure, it reduces or returns back into the abdominal cavity. With standing, coughing, sneezing...it often returns to the outside and is visible and/or palpable again. One common point of view is that Inguinal hernias typically need surgery to prevent them from getting larger and more symptomatic. See a surgeon to see if yours needs surgery. ...Read more

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What is inguinal hernia ( reducible type ? right side does it needs surgery ?

What is inguinal hernia ( reducible type ? right side does it needs surgery ?

Yes surgery: protrusion of intestine or momentum( membrane covering intrtine) through a widented opening in abdominal wall is hernia. By pressing it and pushing it intestine can go back in abdomen is reducibele, that is there are no adhesions. It needs surgery or can cause painfulful swelling. Sometimes intesteine can get squeexed and blood supply cut to make emergency . It can become gangrenous causing acut ...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?

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 does encapsulated inguinal hernia mean?

What does encapsulated inguinal hernia mean?

Incarcerated ?: The word ' incarcerated 'means that the hernia cannot reduce back into the abdomen , it is stuck. This is a problem because a hernia contains living tissue and if it swells, the incarceration becomes tighter and then you have 'strangulation'. And this means you could have dead intestine in the hernia. See a surgeon to evaluate. ...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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What would cause my Inguinal hernia to be bigger and more painful yesterday than it does today? I didn't do any lifting yesterday.

What would cause my Inguinal hernia to be bigger and more painful yesterday than it does today? I didn't do any lifting yesterday.

See answer: Being overweight, the anatomy and condition of your pre-existing hernia may simply get bigger over time, despite no heavy lifting (which of course still is NOT recommended).See you Doctor as the hernia needs to be evaluated, as the bigger they get, the more possible adverse events can occur such as strangulation, etc-which would be surgical emergency,...so get the are evaluated and cared for now. ...Read more

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What exactly is an inguinal hernia repair?

Closing the hole: An inguinal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall in one or more of three locations in the groin. When the hole permits transit of intra-abdominal contents, and requires repair, most techniques occlude the hole with some type of mesh using either the most common open, or less common laparoscopic technique. ...Read more

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What is an indirect inguinal hernia? I have pain where the old hernia was and sometimes pain in my inner upper thigh.

What is an indirect inguinal hernia? I have pain where the old hernia was and sometimes pain in my inner upper thigh.

Indirect is #1: Most inguinal hernias come through the hole that's there for your round ligament (vas deferens in men) and testicular vessels called the "inguinal ring". In men with indirect hernias, this ring is too big, and you fix the hernia by fixing it (and usually, adding mesh). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of inguinal hernia ?

Hernia symptoms: They can include located in the groin or below the groin crease: bulging, pain , a lump , tenderness or even changes in bowel or bladder habits. ...Read more

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What risks are involved in inguinal hernia mesh removal surgery?

Hernia mesh: Removal can be associated with pain, bleeding, and recurrence of hernia. ...Read more

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What does burning sensation in inguinal hernia mean?

Nerve irritation: A common symptom associated with inguinal (groin) hernias is a burning sensation overlying the groin and/or the thigh. This is due to the hernia pushing up against the nerves that innervate these areas. While rarely disabling, this symptom will go away after hernia repair. ...Read more

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Pain at base of penis?What could cause this besides inguinal hernia? Also no infection down there.

Pain at base of penis?What could cause this besides inguinal hernia? Also no infection down there.

Levator muscle : There is a muscular layer around the anus that has some continuity with the base of the oenis that could have something to do with pain, although the way you came to have this pain probably will give better info about what muscles or erectile tissue you have overused, damaged, or there is some functional issues at hand. See a urologist for more answers ...Read more

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Hernias what problems can inguinal hernias cause..I have two, one on each side?

Hernias
what problems can inguinal hernias cause..I have two, one on each side?

Pain and a lump : Inguinal hernias typically cause pain or discomfort of varying levels. Left untreated, there is a low likelihood they will get worse. Fixing them requires a surgical procedure, which is also low risk, but has a failure rate of 1-10% depending on the surgeon and the technique. A laparoscopic repair by a surgeon experienced with the technique is probably best for bilateral hernia repair. ...Read more

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Can inguinal hernia get larger?

Can inguinal hernia get larger?

YES: A hernia is an organ (usually bowel) that is not on its usual anatomical location. The majority of the time, this is from a weakness in muscles that help it stay there. As muscles continue to weaken & there is continued pressure the hernia can get larger. Risks are: advanced age, obesity, heavy lifting, even chronic cough or straining to urinate since there is an increase intrabdomen pressure. ...Read more

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Complication of inguinal hernia?

Untreated: If you mean an untreated inguinal (groin) hernia. Complications of a hernia can be pain, hernia enlargement, low risks of bowel obstruction, hernia incarceration or strangulation resulting in dead bowel... Most inguinal hernias do not get complications. ...Read more

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Can a double inguinal hernia cause ed?

Psycologically: Inguinal hernias, in and of themselves, do not interfere with penile erection. Fretting about them or pain associated with sex can cause ed. You should see a surgeon about repair. ...Read more

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How to make my inguinal hernia better?

Surgical repair: Is definitive cure. Other modalities, such as truss or supporters, are temporizing fixes at best. ...Read more

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How can I make an inguinal hernia worse?

Pressure, strain: Inguinal hernia is a rupture is a tear or stfetch of muscular ring, causes weakness in abdominal wall. Allows bulge of bowel, inner fat etc. Heavy lifting, straining can increase the hernia. Over time can get bigger, easier for gut to bulge, discomfort, may cause blockage, or cut off blood supply to part of bowel-surgical emergency. Usual rx, elective surgery. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause pain 24/7?

Can an inguinal hernia cause pain 24/7?

Inguinal hernia: Absolutely. If an inguinal hernia is incarcerated it can cause a lot of pain. If you are experiencing a lot of pain and you feel a lump please see a physician as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cause for obstruction in inguinal hernia?

Cause for obstruction in inguinal hernia?

INCARCERATED hernia: Any hernia may incarcerate and cause bowel obstruction. Incarceration is when the contents of a hernia 'gets stuck' and the blood flow to the area ceases causing the tissue to be at risk for dying (ischemia-infarct). Immediate surgery is indicated. The signs of bowel obstruction are: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, lack of gas passage.. ...Read more

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How to push inguinal hernia back into place?

Dangerous maneuver: If the hernia's incarcerated < 1 hr. then lie supine, elevated legs, place ice pack for 15 min and the gently push.
If doesn't immediately reduce go to ER ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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Groin Hernia (Definition)

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