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  • Hernia – Newbie questions.

    Posted by donjack on May 15, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Six years ago, my doctor recommended not lifting anything heavy, as he said it could cause a hernia. Now my curernt doctor feels a small bump in my lower left groin when I cough. He says I probably should see a specialist. I have no medical problems or issues now. I am not sure if I really need to take action on this, or just let it go for now? I am also scheduled for a colonoscopy soon. If it were my intestines causing the bump, could that cause complications with the colonoscopy, or with my bowel movements? As I said, I have no problems at current time.

    DrEarle replied 7 years, 9 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • donjack

    Member
    May 16, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Hernia – Newbie questions.

    Ok. Thanks for the responses.

  • DrEarle

    Member
    May 15, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Hernia – Newbie questions.

    donjack – small hernias in men can be safely watched for a time without activity restriction if minimal or no symptoms. We don’t know if that’s the same for women, and we think the risk is higher for watching hernias in women. While there’s no hurry, a consultation with a general surgeon can give you more info to make an informed decision about repair or watchful waiting. Hope this helps!

  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    May 15, 2016 at 4:31 am

    Hernia – Newbie questions.

    Patients with hernias undergo colonoscopy safely unless the hernias is super huge and includes a lump of colon.

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