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Lower stomach pain, pain when coughing. Family history of cancer. Smoker

will cost me money cause l poor as crow. my husband right now begin check over cause he didn t want to go the hospital pain in lower belly area and in pvts hurts him to life his leg up to get pants on , also hurts him when he coughs ,one are swollen bad, another big issue with him he wicked heavy chain smoker, his father with cancer in that area his mothers cancer was in her colon and breast don t sound good to me
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Gastroenterologist, Surgical 's  Response
Hi Nurse37

Thanks for writing in

The information provided points to probably an inguinal hernia, yet a clinical examination would be confirmatory

You will need to see a surgeon as there is no medical treatment for the same

In the mean time ask him to stop smoking as increased intraabdominal pressure as in coughing will increase the hernia and the dragging pain

Smoking in all forms is hazardous irrespective of a positive family history of cancer

Hope this helps
Do write back in case of concern
Wishing your husband a speedy recovery

Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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