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Can I check myself to see if I have a hernia?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Look

Look at the area you have concern and see if there is a bulge that can be pushed in.
Usually is pretty obvious.

In brief: Look

Look at the area you have concern and see if there is a bulge that can be pushed in.
Usually is pretty obvious.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Jon Krook
Surgery

In brief: Yes

If you have a bulge that gets bigger when you cough or bear down like you are having a bowel movement, you may have a hernia.
They may or may not be associated with pain. The best test for a hernia is an examination by a general surgeon.

In brief: Yes

If you have a bulge that gets bigger when you cough or bear down like you are having a bowel movement, you may have a hernia.
They may or may not be associated with pain. The best test for a hernia is an examination by a general surgeon.
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook
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