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Hernia occurs when part of an internal organ pushes through an opening in the organ’s wall. There are many types of hernias such as Inguinal Hernia (in the groin), Umbilical Hernia (around the belly button), and Incisional Hernia (through a scar). Discuss topics including prevention, symptoms, causes and surgical treatments for hernias.

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Hi,I have 2 hernias in my upper abdomen that have been giving me problems. They stopped bothering me so bad for the last few months and I have been doing a hard work out and they haven't been popping out, but now I can't even do anything...
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Last year I had an inguinal hernia repaired near my right leg. About 6 months ago I noticed the same pain on the left side. I don't feel a lump like I did before, but the pain is the same. I went back to the surgeon who worked on my perv...
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Son has had pain on right side for year of abdomen that can cause shooting pain in scrotum. Has had 2 CAT scans 2 ultra scans blood work and pushing on painful stomach. They say he doesn't have a hernia because they don't see and don't f...
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Hi Everyone. I have a 17 year old son. He's been complaining of a dull pain/discomfort in his lower right groin area. We went to the doctor yesterday, who didn't feel a hernia, but sent him for an ultrasound. The ultrasound was at ...
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I just finished treatment 2 days ago for h pylori. It was two weeks on omeprazole, clarithromycin and Metronidazol for two weeks. The original pain I was having was heartburn, bloating and a pain on my side just under my rib cage. The ...
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I had lower left inguinal hernia repair surgery on 10/31/2012. Everything went well after the initial recovery. Starting in December of 2013 I started getting very bad pain in the area of the hernia repair and sharp shooting pain down th...
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I had a bad surgery in I think 2004, one rib and half kidney removed. I have no muscles left in my right side, My hernia goes from my spine to the left chest wall. when I walk I have swelling and it is hard to breath. If I found someone...
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can you have an Inguinal hernia with no bulge?I have pains in groin and testical but I don't have any bulge.do they show a bulge that you can see by just looking?how soon after an Inguinal hernia does the bulge show up most of the time r...
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Hi, I am very worried. My husband(age 75) has been advised open hernia surgery. After reading up on various forums, I find that many persons are left with chronic pain after surgery. Anybody knows if that is the norm after this surger...
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Over a week ago, Saturday May 12th morning, I awoke with some discomfort in my abdomen. I thought of it as cramps and I just needed to use the toilet. I tried, but I didn't/couldn't go. But I urinated just fine. About ten minutes pass, t...
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I have heard mixed information that the open is the superior surgery. Can anyone comment on this or provide their thoughts from their experience for their inguinal hernia repair.
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I have had this pain for years off and on. It's located in and around my belly button. Sometimes it isn't caused by anything sometimes it's caused shoveling the driveway. The pain is most severe when peeing or a hard cough. Then it will ...
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After having a colonoscopy It feels as if I have a gurgling pocket of air that moves around lower abdomen and gurgling sounds..any idea what would be the cause
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I had a coughing fit the other day. Was not a cold, just coughing after some food went down wrong. After the last cough, (an incredibly hard cough) I felt this sensation of my testicles/a muscles almost under my testicles pull into my bo...
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Hello everybody, I'm so glad to find MedHelp and be a member. here is my worries: I had an un-descended testicle in my right side, and a hydrocele fluid build up in the other left side testicle which appears normal and in place. i don ...
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I am on a weight loss program which is working well. Problem is I have moved and I can't locate program in dallas,tx area that uses phentermine. Do you have information to help? Thanks
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About 4-6 years ago (long before I knew him), my husband wound up with a hernia (inguinal I believe, but I may be wrong). Anyhow, when he went to the medical services about it, they refused to believe that it was a hernia and sent him ab...
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I'm getting a pain in my lower abdomen that goes to my testicle on the same side but the strange thing is a doctor who checked me felt my pulse of both legs and said the pulse in my leg on the side the hurts was beating faster so that me...
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I am scheduled to get an open surgery for an umbilical hernia on the 25th. The surgeon specializes weight loss lap band surgeries. I found a highly regarded hernia specialist that I could use but may be a longer wait. Is it worth it?
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1st of all! Does anyone know a good web site for really free medical answers? NOW... My husband had 3 hernia surgeries in 2 years. Now is penis is crooked and a lot smaller. What happened? Is this fixable?
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