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What can I do for my groin hernia without going to a doctor?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Little
A hernia in this area is a separation of the muscles and fibrous tissue which coats the abdominal cavity and keeps the intestinal loops within that cavity.
The hernial opening will allow a loop to protrude which can be painful and in extreme cases can cause strangulation. A hernia truss can prevent this but is unpleasant to wear. Unless minor, you probably will need surgery.

In brief: Little
A hernia in this area is a separation of the muscles and fibrous tissue which coats the abdominal cavity and keeps the intestinal loops within that cavity.
The hernial opening will allow a loop to protrude which can be painful and in extreme cases can cause strangulation. A hernia truss can prevent this but is unpleasant to wear. Unless minor, you probably will need surgery.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Less Pressure
Inguinal (groin) hernias do not develop "overnight"; in fact, 2/3 of them occur in fetal life and take a while to become evident.
Any activity that increases abdominal pressure will promote enlargement, such as heavy lifting, obesity, chronic cough (smoking), straining (constipation). If small and symptom-free, they can be carefully watched. Otherwise, surgery is the best option.

In brief: Less Pressure
Inguinal (groin) hernias do not develop "overnight"; in fact, 2/3 of them occur in fetal life and take a while to become evident.
Any activity that increases abdominal pressure will promote enlargement, such as heavy lifting, obesity, chronic cough (smoking), straining (constipation). If small and symptom-free, they can be carefully watched. Otherwise, surgery is the best option.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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