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How does coughing reveal a hernia?
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In brief: Increased Pressure
Coughing causes an increase in the pressure inside of your abdomen.
This causes your hernia to protrude and bulge out.

In brief: Increased Pressure
Coughing causes an increase in the pressure inside of your abdomen.
This causes your hernia to protrude and bulge out.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. David Earle
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Increases pressure
Coughing will increase intra-abdominal pressure, and thus push intra-abdominal contents through the hernia defect.
This is seen and felt as a bulge under the skin that is bigger with coughing. Hope this helps!

In brief: Increases pressure
Coughing will increase intra-abdominal pressure, and thus push intra-abdominal contents through the hernia defect.
This is seen and felt as a bulge under the skin that is bigger with coughing. Hope this helps!
Dr. David Earle
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