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Why does my hernia hurt more when I cough?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Increased pressure

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity, the peritoneum, may protrude through and create a sac.
This sac contains many pain fibers, and when irritated, can cause pain. When one coughs, the pressure within the abdominal cavity is greatly increased, which tends to push the sac out, leading to the increased pain.

In brief: Increased pressure

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity, the peritoneum, may protrude through and create a sac.
This sac contains many pain fibers, and when irritated, can cause pain. When one coughs, the pressure within the abdominal cavity is greatly increased, which tends to push the sac out, leading to the increased pain.
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Pressure

Coughs increase intra abdominal pressure which puts pressure on your hernia.

In brief: Pressure

Coughs increase intra abdominal pressure which puts pressure on your hernia.
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