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 Hernia question

About 6 to 8 months ago I notice a tender bulge in the groin but I did
not give it much attention. The tender bulge in the groin area had
dessapear, but today I went to the doctor and in the caugh process he
notice a bulge only when I caugh hard. He thinks that could be a
Hernia but he is not sure, tomorrow I'm seen a surgen to see if he
feels the hernia or not. If the Hernia is that small is it necessary
to get surgery and why did the bulge go away. Also let me mention I
workout in the gym could this be a tear muscle or something like that?


Sat, 07 Nov 2009 02:08:18 GMT
 Hernia question

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> About 6 to 8 months ago I notice a tender bulge in the groin but I did
> not give it much attention. The tender bulge in the groin area had
> dessapear, but today I went to the doctor and in the caugh process he
> notice a bulge only when I caugh hard. He thinks that could be a
> Hernia but he is not sure, tomorrow I'm seen a surgen to see if he
> feels the hernia or not. If the Hernia is that small is it necessary
> to get surgery and why did the bulge go away. Also let me mention I
> workout in the gym could this be a tear muscle or something like that?

Here is a picture of what you probably have:
http://www.***.com/ (Scroll down to inguinal hernia) or
http://www.***.com/

Basically, there is a wall between your abdomen and {*filter*}. The small
intestine is sometimes coming through the wall (assuming you have this
sort of hernia). If you have one, the hernia will only grow bigger. The
main risk is that the intestine will become trapped (incarcerated) the
will twist around on itself, possibly cutting off the {*filter*} supply,
thereby killing part of the intestine. Let us just say this is not a
good thing.

The surgery is a relatively simple one and very common.

If you need the surgery, it is not that big a deal.

Jeff



Sat, 07 Nov 2009 03:22:19 GMT
 Hernia question


Quote:
> About 6 to 8 months ago I notice a tender bulge in the groin but I did
> not give it much attention. The tender bulge in the groin area had
> dessapear, but today I went to the doctor and in the caugh process he
> notice a bulge only when I caugh hard. He thinks that could be a
> Hernia but he is not sure, tomorrow I'm seen a surgen to see if he
> feels the hernia or not. If the Hernia is that small is it necessary
> to get surgery and why did the bulge go away. Also let me mention I
> workout in the gym could this be a tear muscle or something like that?

That's a typical description of an inguinal hernia. The bulge is intestine
pushing through the abnormal opening in your muscle wall. Sometimes that
loop of intestine will protrude through that opening, then with gravity or
relaxation it will go back where it belongs. Smaller hernias are generally
more problematic and have more associated risk of strangulation than larger
ones. It will never go away without surgery, it will only get bigger.

HMc



Sat, 07 Nov 2009 04:57:02 GMT
 Hernia question

Quote:


> > About 6 to 8 months ago I notice a tender bulge in the groin but I did
> > not give it much attention. The tender bulge in the groin area had
> > dessapear, but today I went to the doctor and in the caugh process he
> > notice a bulge only when I caugh hard. He thinks that could be a
> > Hernia but he is not sure, tomorrow I'm seen a surgen to see if he
> > feels the hernia or not. If the Hernia is that small is it necessary
> > to get surgery and why did the bulge go away. Also let me mention I
> > workout in the gym could this be a tear muscle or something like that?

> That's a typical description of an inguinal hernia. The bulge is intestine
> pushing through the abnormal opening in your muscle wall. Sometimes that
> loop of intestine will protrude through that opening, then with gravity or
> relaxation it will go back where it belongs. Smaller hernias are generally
> more problematic and have more associated risk of strangulation than larger
> ones. It will never go away without surgery, it will only get bigger.

> HMc

Thanks for both of your response.
Could the doctor deternmine if it's a Hernia by just touching and
caught or does he need some type of scan?
thanks again


Sat, 07 Nov 2009 06:42:46 GMT
 Hernia question


Quote:
> Thanks for both of your response.
> Could the doctor deternmine if it's a Hernia by just touching and
> caught or does he need some type of scan?
> thanks again

Scan isn't necessary, nor is is particularly useful or effective. Physical
diagnosis of inguinal hernia is taught on the second day of surgery school.

HMc



Sat, 07 Nov 2009 10:56:02 GMT
 Hernia question

Quote:


> > Thanks for both of your response.
> > Could the doctor deternmine if it's a Hernia by just touching and
> > caught or does he need some type of scan?
> > thanks again

> Scan isn't necessary, nor is is particularly useful or effective. Physical
> diagnosis of inguinal hernia is taught on the second day of surgery school.

> HMc

Thanks.
Today I went to the surgen and he said he could not feel anything.
make me caught a bunch of times and nothing. Could it be a tendon?


Sun, 08 Nov 2009 01:36:01 GMT
 Hernia question


Quote:
> Thanks.
> Today I went to the surgen and he said he could not feel anything.
> make me caught a bunch of times and nothing. Could it be a tendon?

If the hernia defect is small enough, it may not be always detectable in
that you can't reproduce the bulge on demand in the space of one exam, sort
of like when you take your car to the mechanic because it's making a funny
noise, but the noise isn't there when the mechanic tests it.

If you get a recurring bulge in your groin, or if you have ongoing pain
there and your description of  the symptoms are consistent with a hernia, it
is occasionally reasonable to recommend diagnostic laparoscopy to look for
an abdominal wall defect from inside the peritoneal cavity if the problem
bothers you enough.

HMc



Mon, 09 Nov 2009 20:01:02 GMT
 
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