What Is the Diagnosis and Treatment of Inguinal Hernia?

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Your doctor can usually diagnose an inguinal hernia during a physical exam. During the exam, your doctor will ask you to cough while standing so they can check the hernia when it’s most noticeable. If your hernia is small and isn't bothering you, your doctor may recommend watchful waiting. Enlarging or painful hernias usually require surgery. There are two general types of hernia operations:
  • Open hernia repair. In this procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in your groin and pushes the protruding tissue back into your abdomen. The surgeon then sews the weakened area, often reinforcing it with a synthetic mesh. The opening is then closed with stitches, staples or surgical glue.
  • Laparoscopy. Laparoscopy allows the surgeon to avoid scar tissue from an earlier hernia repair, so it might be a good choice for people whose hernias recur after traditional hernia surgery. It also might be a good choice for people with hernias on both sides of the body.
Does the hernia cause severe constipation. Nothing seems to help.
Yes, it can cause constipation.
Possible solutions are:
1. Drink eight or more glasses of water a day
2. Eat a high fiber diet
3. Avoid straining yourself or picking up heavy objects
4. Do light exercise
5. Stop smoking
6. Talk to your doctor about Colace, the most recommended stool softener
Do you get nauseous when having a hernia??
It depends on what hernias you are talking about, i.e. hiatal hernia or inguinal hernia. Hiatal hernia is herniation of the stomach into the thoracic cavity. It may be associated with nausea. In inguinal hernia, you do not have nausea.
I had a baby via C-section a year ago. After that I noticed a small bulge in my lower right quadrant. The bulge became palpable and I experienced nagging and uncomfortable pain. Sometimes radiating into my back. I consulted a specialist and he said it was inguinal hernia. I had surgery. It didn’t take long and I felt tons better.
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