Hernia

A hernia occurs when the specific organ is squeezed outside the surrounding tissue through a weak point due to increased pressure and muscle weakness in the affected region. Inguinal hernia, incisional hernia, hiatal hernia, femoral and umbilical hernia are the common types of hernia.

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What could be the one-sided testicular swelling after heavy workout?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent surgery for testicular swelling on the right side three months ago they say it was hydrocele. Now I got similar swelling in my left side after I did a heavy workout. Although it is decreasing when I am sleeping which did not happen last time. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, I understand you might have developed an inguinal hernia as it has occurred after lifting heavy weights which is totally different from your previous diagnosis of hydrocele. Here due to lifting of heavy weights the contents from your abdomen mostly i...  Read Full »

Is immediate surgery mandatory for an inguinal hernia with varicocele?

Query: Hello doctor, The following is the report of USG of the scrotum. Please comment about it in detail. 'Right testis 3.82 by 2.08, left testis 3.66 by 2.04. Both the testes appear normal in size and echogenicity, shows normal vascularity. There are no obvious focal lesions. Both epididymides are normal...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from an inguinal hernia with varicocele. The varicocele is of grade 2, which is moderate. A varicocele is to be operated only for two reasons, one being chronic pain and the other is infertility. So, if there is no pain and you have finished family...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for a chest swelling that later moved to the abdomen, groin, and ankle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male. Two months ago, I noticed what felt like a swelling in my chest. It impaired my breathing. It seemed like I could only inhale about half or less of my lung capacity. Over a week, the swelling moved into my abdomen. My stomach began to swell and look distended....  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This sort of progression of swelling from the abdomen to the groin and then to the ankles is usually seen in liver diseases or due to a local abdomen pathology compressing the inferior vena cava. Sorry to tell you, but it is impossible to find out the exact cause witho...  Read Full »

Will a traumatic testicular dislocation affect the fertility of my brother?

Query: Hi doctor, My older brother suffered a traumatic testicular dislocation. What is the best way he can sleep comfortably? What is the estimated recovery time? Will it affect his fertility? He had a scrotal hematocele from another testicular trauma, so I am worried about him. He also had a incarcerat...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There should not be any problem with the testis due to scrotal hematocele, as it was treated. He can sleep in any comfortable position as he likes. Just tell him to avoid lifting heavy weights and exercising for three weeks. Thanks. For more information consult a ur...  Read Full »

The pain due to an inguinal hernia is getting worse. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have an inguinal hernia for over a year. The pain is getting worse each passing day from the last week. I do not have any symptoms that suggest it is strangulated. I am 5.10 feet tall, and I weigh 212 lbs.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In cases, where strangulation of the hernia is suspected, one needs immediate attention and surgery is required. If the hernia is not strangulated, routine surgery can be planned. I suppose, there is no point in waiting and getting things complicated. Go to an ER, and...  Read Full »

What is the reason for persistent pain in the surgical site for hernia for the last four years?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a right inguinal hernia surgery, four years back. But still, I have troubles in the surgery wound, especially when I am involved in harder or longer physical activities. I also get hurt if lying down on the side of the surgery. The doctor advised me to get a CT scan, but as I had i...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I went through your post. Let me tell you something about hernias.By definition, a hernia means protrusion of abdominal contents through a weak abdominal wall. If your hernia was operated, then it means the contents were returned to abdomen.The best thing for you would...  Read Full »

Why do I lump in my stomach area after I eat or drink something?

Query: Hello doctor, I notice a lump in my stomach area, about 30 cm above a scar from my appendix removal operation I underwent eight months ago. The lump appears after I eat or drink something. There is no pain, only slight discomfort in the area around the lump. When I press the lump, it feels as if the...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your complaint is a lump in your stomach, which appears once you take food. I think that you mean to say a lump overlying the stomach and not inside stomach. The most common cause is epigastric hernia, where the stomach bulges through a weak area in the abdominal wall....  Read Full »

How does inguinal hernia affect the ejaculation volume?

Query: Hello doctor, While having sex with my wife six months ago, I had a severe pain in my stomach, which seemed to have originated from my testicles. The pain has never happened again. I live a pretty much normal day to day life. Since then, I have noticed a decrease in semen volume considerably. Now, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aastha Midha Likhyani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be epididymo-orchitis or simply orchitis. I suggest getting an ultrasound of the abdomen and scrotum. Follow-up with the reports. Revert with more information to a general surgeon online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/general-surgeon  Read Full »

What causes mild pain in the left groin area and testicle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. I started to have mild pain in the left groin area last night. It got increased while moving. I also started to have mild pain in the left testicle. But it was not continuous. It happened sharply while changing body postures or during deep breathing. I do not hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Left groin pain radiating to the left testicle can occur due to left ureteric stone or left epididymo-orchitis or left small inguinal hernia. Left ureteric stone often occurs with groin pain. Sometimes, if the stone lies in the left lower ureter, then the pain occurs in the...  Read Full »

What causes a stinging sensation inside the rectum?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a sailor and have been sailing for the past eight months. I had fistula surgery last year. MRI reports also said that hernia is detected on the left side. Around one month ago, I started to have bloating sensation, especially after meals. I consulted a doctor, and he diagnosed it as...  Read Full »


Dr. Anushtup De

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you have multiple problems, so that I will address them one by one. 1) Stinging sensation in rectum - Kindly tell what type of surgery you underwent for the fistula. If it is an open surgery, sometimes it takes a longer time to heal completely. After any s...  Read Full »

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