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Can your inguinal hernia cause gassiness?
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Incarceration
It is possible for a hernia in the inguinal location to intermittently incarcerate.
If the hernia is large enough, contents from your peritoneal space, like a loop of bowel, can go in and out of the hernia. This is called incarceration. When a bowel loop is partially pinched, or out, in the hernia, it is possible to experience gassiness. You might benefit from elective hernia repair.

In brief: Incarceration
It is possible for a hernia in the inguinal location to intermittently incarcerate.
If the hernia is large enough, contents from your peritoneal space, like a loop of bowel, can go in and out of the hernia. This is called incarceration. When a bowel loop is partially pinched, or out, in the hernia, it is possible to experience gassiness. You might benefit from elective hernia repair.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
However, you should watch out for symptoms of bowel obstruction, which a hernia can cause by trapping bowel.
If food is moving through without vomiting, and the hernia is reducible, then probably unrelated. When in doubt, see your doctor.

In brief: Not really
However, you should watch out for symptoms of bowel obstruction, which a hernia can cause by trapping bowel.
If food is moving through without vomiting, and the hernia is reducible, then probably unrelated. When in doubt, see your doctor.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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