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Hernia protruding above groin, suffering from constipation. Is it dangerous?

I HAVE HERNIA PROTRUDING EACH SIDE JUST ABOVE THE GROIN . I SUFFER FROM CONSTIPATION I HAVE TRIED ALL KINDS OF STOOL SOFTENERS BUT NONE WORK. USE ENAMAS BUT NOT MUCH HELP. HERNIA STARTED DEVELOPING WHEN I WAS GOING TO GYM. I AM NOT FAT SO LOOSING WEIGHT NOT AN ISSUE (I M 5 ,3 AND WEIGHT 115 POUNDS WHAT I REALLY WANT TO KNOW IS THIS DANEROUS?.
Asked On : Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Inguinal hernia always brings a risk of getting stuck. Such situation leads to intestines obstruction and intestines necrosis due to vessels squeezing. In such case you will be in need of emergency surgery. That is why it is advisable to get scheduled for hernia repair surgery and have it planned.
Moreover, you should avoid any heavy objects lifting as it makes your hernias worse.
It is also possible that hernias are causing constipations, however it can has another reason. Therefore if surgery wont bring constipations improvement and your diet is healthy (fiber rich), you should have colonoscopy performed.

Hope this will help.
Regards.
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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