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Swelling in inguinal region. Appendix surgery done. Treatment?

hello,want to consult u,my son is 22 yrz old n he is suffrng pain n swelling in inguinal region,he had a history ov appendix sugery a few yrz bck,he had also swelling in inguinal region a few monthz bck .tat tme it vold b overcome vd antibiotc nw he is sufferng again kindly email on my id,wt should i do.wt traetment u advise
Asked On : Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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Pain and swelling in inguinal area (or better pain and some kind of lump) may be caused by inguinal hernia. Especially when it hurts during coughing. In inguinal area there are also lymph nodes which can be painful and enlarged when inflammation process is in this lymph nodes area. It can be located on same side leg for example. If your son is having a fever this diagnose is more probable.
One more thing - by inguinal region I understand a region where an abdomen ends and a leg begins.
If the pain is a little bit higher, there is a need to look for a disease in abdominal cavity. If it`s a right side where the surgery was performed, intra abdominal adhesions are possible, and intestine partial obstruction must be ruled out. Also there is always a probability of post-operative hernia.
What should be done is: blood tests for inflammation signs, ultrasound of abdomen and inguinal area and if lymph nodes will turn out enlarged, biopsy is necessary.
Take care
Answered: Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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