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Why Does My Hernia Hurt 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
I think I may have 2 hernias on my groin area from heavy lifting the knots are sore to touch but do not hurt when I cough or strain. Still hernias?'
I had a colectomy 4 months ago and now have a hernia the size of a grapefruit it has been starting to hurt, especially when I cough.
Why does my inguinal area still hurt bad when I bend over, cough at times, twist or the such if the surgeon examined me and said no hernia? It hurts!
Pressure in left groin. Doesnt hurt to lift, bend, or cough. No bulge or pain just feels like pressure. Could it be an ingunial hernia still?
Is it possible to get a hernia from peeing to hard?i forced my pee to come out faster because I was in a rush now when I cough my lower right abs hurt
Ok: Probale just muscle stain. See your doc if persistant. M ...Read more
Upper tummy hurts wen i cough (have cough now), hurts when i get up from lying on my back.It feels like i worked out pain on my stomach. Is it hernia?
Abdominal pain for a week hurts to cough,lay,stretch,bend extreme bloating, also very nauseas. Could this be hernia? If not what ?
Can a hiatal hernia cause pain under left ribs& side? It hurts often but sometimes only when cough & I have a lump on each side of my ab muscles.
Possibly: Discomfort under the left rib cage may come from hiatal hernia but may also be due to other things such as gas entrapment in the upper left colon or even from pinched nerves in the rib cage or problem with the base of the left lung. It's best to have your physician examine and advise you,and if he/she feels it's advisable a referral to a gastroenterologist will be made. ...Read more
Male with umbilical hernia. it hasn't hurt. I've had a viral infection for three weeks now. The hernia area now hurts when cough. Is this a concern?
Excruciating pain in right side of groin.Dull,sharp pain before.Now hurts to cough,clear throat,talk, walk,etc.Had surgery for hernia in 07. Thoughts?
Push the hernia out: A hernia consists of a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity stretches out to create a sac. Hernias may often be subtle and protrude only with increased activity. Coughing increases the pressure within the abdominal cavity, thus "inflating" the sac to make it more prominent on examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have had surgery but due to coughing (poss whopping cough) hernia is back at moment not effecting bowl as before but painfull when i move what can I d?
When ever i cough my left side feels like something is bulging out I've been having pain there for 2 months the GI doesn't know why. Is it a hernia?
I had surgery for an lingual hernia 4 weeks ago. I have noticed that it still looks like a hernia. I feel it when I cough or yell. I think its still ?
Very common feeling.: Hernia surgery in adults involves removing the hernia sac and placing mesh to cover the hole in the abdominal wall. It is common and expected for fluid to accumulate in the space where the hernia was; this can look and feel like a hernia initially. Not to worry: your body will slowly reabsorb this fluid. Regardless, if you have pain or this persists, you should go back to see your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a very small recurrent hernia, it is only noticible when i cough, otherwise theres no bulge, should I have another surgery or just wait no pain?
See your surgeon: In general, it is good that there are no symptoms, but also in general, we think recurrent hernias are more likely to become a problem that primary hernias. Further, it may not be a recurrence, and an exam by a surgeon, along with the surgeon;s advice may be the best course of action. ...Read more
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