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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
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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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