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    What are the symptoms of a hernia?

Posted on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 in Lump
Question: Hello. Can you tell me some symptoms of a hernia?
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
A hernia can be of different kinds, common symptoms of external narrated.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
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I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue squeezes out through gap in
connective tissue , fascia or muscle that holds it .
* Hernia can be Internal - Hiatus (upper stomach )
External - Inguinal ( groin )
- Femoral ( upper thigh )
- Umbilical ( belly button ) , Para umbilical
- Epigastric ( upper abdomen )
- Lumbar ( loin )
- Incisional ( scar of previous surgery )

* There are different symptoms in a certain hernia , but I am explaining you some
common symptoms of an external hernia:

- Noticeable bulge or fullness of the area
which increases by certain activities like coughing, straining, standing,
other things which elevate pressure under it.
- When reducible, contents can be easily going inside by sleeping
but irreducible, not possible
- Pain or discomfort is non or minimal of moderate size, much stretching
when large, irreducible
- Advanced systemic features in obstructed cases ( vomiting, intestinal
Obstructions, others )

* If you narrate the particular region of the abdomen, I can still further focus
more precisely over the same.

Awaiting your response.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

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