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Why does my hernia hurt more when I cough?

Why does my hernia hurt more when I cough?

Increased pressure: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity, the peritoneum, may protrude through and create a sac. This sac contains many pain fibers, and when irritated, can cause pain. When one coughs, the pressure within the abdominal cavity is greatly increased, which tends to push the sac out, leading to the increased pain. ...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 can I do if I have a hernia some days it hurts othre times it is ok , ican push it back , and the pain stops. ?

What can I do if I have a hernia some days it hurts othre times it is ok , ican push it back , and the pain stops. ?

See a genera surgeon: Symptomatic abdominal wall hernias whether in the groin or elsewhere should a least be checked out by a general surgeon so you can make an informed decision about whether or not to have it fixed before it becomes urgent or emergent in terms of necessity of repair. ...Read more

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H I have a had hernia in my growing area for quite some time now it doesn't hurt no more but i no i got one is this dangerous?

H I have a had hernia in my growing area for quite some time now it doesn't hurt no more but i no i got one is this dangerous?

Hernia: I would get the hernia checked out by your regular doctor but you may be able to just observe it if it is not causing problems. ...Read more

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Would a hernia make my back hurt?

Would a hernia make my back hurt?

May be: Depends where the hernia is located. Some people can have hernia through back muscles and this can case pain. Small groin and umbilical hernias should not cause back pain. Large hernia in abdomen can cause back pain as muscles in front are weaker or too far apart, so ur back may be compensating. C a surgeon. ...Read more

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Why does hernia hurt 6 months after surgery?

Why does hernia hurt 6 months after surgery?

Hernia: Everyone is different. Some people feel fine in 2-4 weeks, others have pain for months. It all depends on what type of hernia it was, how large it was, how it was repaired, etc. Sometimes the mesh can cause pain because it causes (intentionally) an intense scarring reaction. You can take anti-inflammatory meds to help. It should get better with time. ...Read more

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It hurts when i squeeze my abs together, do I have a hernia?

Probably not: In the absence of a bulge in your abdominal wall, pain when squeezing your muscles together is likely not a hernia, but sometimes they are not obvious. You should have a physician, preferably a general surgeon examine you to be sure. ...Read more

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If you have a hernia can it hurt all the way up to your ribs? Thank you

No and yes : it is really depends on what hernia you are talking about inguinal or hiatal hernia hernia sac in the groin area will not cause pain all the way to the ribs so go and see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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I went to gym and it still hurts when I squeeze my abs together, do I have a hernia?

I went to gym and it still hurts when I squeeze my abs together, do I have a hernia?

Look for a bulge: Most likely your muscles are sore due to exercise. Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall associated with a lump under the skin, and/or localized pain. If its bad enough, or you think you have a hernia, see your primary care provider for an exam to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I might have a hernia from lifting a heavy item is it safe for me to travel for the month I have planned when it hurts to just get up and move?

I might have a hernia from lifting a heavy item is it safe for me to travel for the month I have planned when it hurts to just get up and move?

No: Whether the hernia is based in the inguinal canal or represents a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall, the symptoms you present with are of potential strangulation. If left to progress or if one finds that any incarcertated loop of bowel will go on to develop gangrene, it will require emergency surgery. The site of the hernia should be examined for the possibility of strangulation . ...Read more

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I have been feeling a pain right at my naval. When i was born i had a hernia removed. The pain is very sharp it hurts to move certain ways and breath?

Maybe another hernia: Could be another her is, especially if there's a bulge associated with it. Probably best to have it checked out - exam by a primary care provider should suffice. Hope this helps! ...Read more