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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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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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After having my third caesarean section at the age of 21 (im now 23) i developed a hernia after 3 months of my doctor saying come back in a few weeks and we will see if it heals i finally got a CT scan which showed the hernia, i got the ...
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I'm trying to decide upon the type of anesthesia for my surgery. I assume local means shots. I'm fearing any shots directly into the scrotum area. Can anyone explain what local anesthesia was like, and what it consisted of? Also, was it ...
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In my left testicle there is a bulge when standing. It feels like a swollen vas deferens though (tube like structure). Is that what a hernia feels like too? What kind of dr is appropriate to check I'm thinking a urologist?
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Last month I went to Shouldice Hopital at Ontario where I was diagnosed with a sliding hiatus hernia . Now I am putting on weight even if I am eating lesser and lesser .I'm just 19 and the idea of having to take tablets every day for ...
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I have been diagnosed with everything from bronchitis to pneumonia for over a month. Steroids and Antibiotics have not worked. The doc said he noticed on my chest x ray that I have a diaphragmatic hernia. I asked him how I got that (I h...
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I am 1year post liver transplant I have lost 40 lb's since surgery but mt stomach is very very big bther's me 24 7 could my entire stomach be herniated
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I've been experiencing discomfort in the right side of my groin which sometimes reaches up to my lower abdomen. I'm a body builder who lifts heavy every day so I assumed it was a hernia and wasn't too fussed about it. Recently though I h...
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