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Dr. Bruce Ramshaw
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Femoral Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall allowing contents within the abdomen to protrude. The most common hernias are inguinal (lower abdomen around the pubic bone) or umbilical (around the bellybutton). A femoral hernia is less common and occurs where the blood vessels enter the leg. When there is an external lump, it shows up in the upper front part of the leg. ...Read more


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What can I do for my groin hernia without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my groin hernia without going to a doctor?

Little: A hernia in this area is a separation of the muscles and fibrous tissue which coats the abdominal cavity and keeps the intestinal loops within that cavity. The hernial opening will allow a loop to protrude which can be painful and in extreme cases can cause strangulation. A hernia truss can prevent this but is unpleasant to wear. Unless minor, you probably will need surgery. ...Read more

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I'm nervous to show my penis to the doctor in regards to groin hernia?

I'm nervous to show my penis to the doctor in regards to groin hernia?

No worry: You should not worry too much about that a doctor has seen it all but if you are very sensitive about it a doctor can accommodate you the best way they know how our job to make the patient at ease and comfortable. ...Read more

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I had inguinal hernia surgery about three weeks ago. The doctor said all went well but I can still see the same bulge in my left groin.

I had inguinal hernia surgery about three weeks ago. The doctor said all went well but I can still see the same bulge in my left groin.

Go for follow up: Some times , takes time to resolve the colectd blood and fluid , also if there is graft ( mesh ) takes time to get incorporated into tissue. And always a possibility of recurrence usually not this soon. See your surgeon who will explain to you. ...Read more

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Chronic pelvic pain i feel a little pea sized ball near my groin cud it be a inguinal hernia if so how do i get rid of it and what doctor do i see?

Chronic pelvic pain i feel a little pea sized ball near my groin cud it be a inguinal hernia if so how do i get rid of it and what doctor do i see?

Primary care doc: A pea-size ball is very unlikely to be a hernia. A palpable lymph node would be more likely. That is the sort of thing that your primar care doctor could assess in relation to your other symptoms. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an inguinal hernia or swollen lymph node, & the severity? I'm out of town and unable to see my normal doctor until next week

Hernia can be pushed: hernia usually can be pushed in bulges more if lie down on back lift head /trunk like sit up , or stand up can bulge more,larger , usually egg size or larger, lymph nodes usually smaller like a p[ea size, can be tender more associated with infection like fevers/urinary symptoms, , hernia usually associated with acute injury lifting pain ...Read more

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Can you get an inguinal hernia without a bump? I had one in 2001 & 2007 & have pain in the groin. Signs & symptoms of a hernia? Doc says weak Spot

Yes, ...: Fact: Every condition always displays on its pattern of full spectrum from nothing detectable at its beginning to its full-blown picture at the end. Weak spot in inguinal spot indicates the very early stage of developing hernia, which may progress in a widely variable pace reflecting your muscle strength & lifestyle. So, confer with doctor timely. More? To http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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I recently had a laparoscopic left inguinal hernia surgery 8 days ago. The left testicle is super sensitive and painful when i walk or sit. What do I do? I will see the doctor again in 6 days.

I recently had a laparoscopic left inguinal hernia surgery 8 days ago. The left testicle is super sensitive and painful when i walk or sit. What do I do? I will see the doctor again in 6 days.

Hernia: This can happen. Sometimes large or difficult hernia repairs result in swelling and pain that usually eventually resolves. There are also nerves (ilioinguinal and genitofemoral) that can get entrapped and cause groin or scrotal pain. I would see your surgeon now and not wait 6 days. ...Read more

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I had laproscopic inguinal hernia surgery 6 months ago....My groin area still hurts for days after i workout. Doc says it feels ok. Will this improve?

I had laproscopic inguinal hernia surgery 6 months ago....My groin area still hurts for days after i workout. Doc says it feels ok. Will this improve?

Yes,: Yes it should improve. Depends of the type of the procure. Certainly if persist have it checked out just to rule out a recurrence of the hernia. Rarely, but it can happen. ...Read more

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


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