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What do you do if get abdominal distension with inguinal hernias?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: See a Surgeon ASAP

The most serious complication associated with an inguinal hernia is bowel incarceration, where a portion of the intestine gets"stuck" within the hernia; if not treated promptly, the blood supply to the intestine can get cut off, requiring emergency bowel resection.
If your abdominal distention is due to your hernia, you would notice that the hernia is tender and nonreducible. This is an emergency.

In brief: See a Surgeon ASAP

The most serious complication associated with an inguinal hernia is bowel incarceration, where a portion of the intestine gets"stuck" within the hernia; if not treated promptly, the blood supply to the intestine can get cut off, requiring emergency bowel resection.
If your abdominal distention is due to your hernia, you would notice that the hernia is tender and nonreducible. This is an emergency.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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yes agree, nice CT
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
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In brief: Quick

You most likely need a hernia repair.
This distinction may be the warning of an impending bowel obstrruction. Don't wait and see a surgeon.

In brief: Quick

You most likely need a hernia repair.
This distinction may be the warning of an impending bowel obstrruction. Don't wait and see a surgeon.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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