Can inguinal hernia get larger?

YES. A hernia is an organ (usually bowel) that is not on its usual anatomical location. The majority of the time, this is from a weakness in muscles that help it stay there. As muscles continue to weaken & there is continued pressure the hernia can get larger. Risks are: advanced age, obesity, heavy lifting, even chronic cough or straining to urinate since there is an increase intrabdomen pressure.
Yes. It is quite common for inguinal hernias to enlarge in time. Aggravating factors include excessive lifting/straining &obesity. While not all hernias require repair, if a hernia is getting larger & causing symptoms, elective repair is advised.
Yes. Get evaluated. If the weakening of the abdominal wall allowing the hernia to bulge worsens, the hernia can get larger. The bulge is caused by small intestine that has slid into the bulging hernia sac. A hernia repair is indicated if there is significant bother, pain, or increased risk of incarceration (where the intestine is stuck), or strangulation (the intestine loses blood flow and becomes non-viable).
Yes . Enlargement of a hernia is very common, and usually occurs on a timeframe of months to years. A consultation with a general surgeon may help give you more info. Hope this helps!

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Can a inguinal hernia get larger just founfout have one that is at 5.7cm?

Yes. If the weakening of the abdominal wall allowing the hernia to bulge worsens, the hernia can get larger. The bulge is caused by small intestine that has slid into the bulging hernia sac. A hernia repair is indicated if there is significant bother, pain, or increased risk of incarceration (where the intestine is stuck), or strangulation (the intestine loses blood flow and becomes non-viable). Read more...
Yes. It can get larger, get incarcerated or strangulated. Unless your health prohibits surgery, doubtful, you need to see a good general surgeon and have a hernia repair done before any of the above occur. Read more...

How much does it cost to get inguinal hernia removed?

Varies... On where you ate located. Surgical fees will involve the hospital or surgery center cost, surgeon fees & anesthesia fees. I have seen discounted costs of $5, 000 and over $15, 000 for all the billed charges. Read more...
Varies. Insurance covers hernia repair but many surgeons can offer discounted prices for people without insurance. For everything including anesthesia, the operating room, the surgeon fee, and the mesh if used prices could range from maybe $4-7 thousand. Read more...

Does small inguinal hernia without discomfort require surgical repair? Will it get worse without surgery?

Yes most of the time. as it is invariably a potential hard to get incarceration It is a simple low risk out patient procedure , other wise need close observation . Read more...

May I know what are the surgeries carried out for inguinal hernia and does it assure that after the surgery we won't get hernia again?

Here goes. Inguinal hernias are repaired laparoscopically or using open techniques. Open can be done with sedation and local anesthesia, while general anesthesia is needed for laparoscopic repair.Recovery is shorter with lap vs open repair, and usually less uncomfortable. Both have a recurrence rate, but this should be low, about 1%. Mesh is used in both in most cases, but there's no perfect repair.Good luck. Read more...

I told my surgeon that my large inguinal hernia is partially reduce able but now I feel it retracts fully. Do I need to tell this to surgeon prior?

Always tell. Although it will unlikely change the operative technique or approach, it is always a good idea to tell your surgeon about any change in symptoms or exam. Read more...
Just prior . Your choices for letting your surgeon know include calling the office, or letting him/her know the day of the operation. Use your judgment based on the relationship you have with the surgeon. Sounds like it won't make a difference either way, but each surgeon has their own preferences. Read more...

My 7wk baby had a car crash and developed a large inguinal hernia. Could accident have caused it? He had his check up 4d before with no sign.

Accident. It is unlikely the 2 are associated. An inguinal hernia forms because of congenital weakness in the area of the inguinal ring of the abdominal wall. There are no details of the accident. All the best but I believe are separate. Read more...