10 doctors weighed in:
Can an inguinal hernia cause blockage?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia.
If this happens to be a loop of intestine, this can cause blockage and lead to the blood supply of the intestine being cut-off; we call this a strangulated hernia. If one has a large, tender lump in the groin that cannot be pushed back in, this requires emergency md attention.

In brief: Yes.
A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia.
If this happens to be a loop of intestine, this can cause blockage and lead to the blood supply of the intestine being cut-off; we call this a strangulated hernia. If one has a large, tender lump in the groin that cannot be pushed back in, this requires emergency md attention.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Addagada Rao
Yes agreed.That is the reason to advice hernia repair before it get strangulates
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Bowel may find itself in the hernia sac.
This is dangerous if the bowel gets trapped inside, causing blockage or loss of blood supply. If the hernia is big enough that bowel easily escapes, then obstruction is less likely to occur.

In brief: Yes
Bowel may find itself in the hernia sac.
This is dangerous if the bowel gets trapped inside, causing blockage or loss of blood supply. If the hernia is big enough that bowel easily escapes, then obstruction is less likely to occur.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
Thank
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