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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 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 »

I am a 27-year-old male with a lump on the scrotum's outer skin. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male with a medical history of traumatic brain injury, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and epididymitis presenting with a scrotal lump. The lump is 0.472 inch and located on the outer skin of the scrotum, closer to the right testicle. The lump is painless and of red co...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The photos suggest (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) an inflammatory pathology, most likely a hair follicle infection, which appears to be subsiding in the other pictures. At this point, you should main...  Read Full »

Is my difficulty with bowel movements caused by a hiatal hernia?

Query: Hello doctor, I had to strain to have a bowel movement a few days ago. I instantly felt a lump in my throat after pushing. Can it potentially be a hiatal hernia?  Read Full »

Dr. Philip Shenouda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to clarify that you suffer from two different conditions. First one is related to your lower gut (straining to have bowel movements) which is constipation, a second symptom which is the lump in the throat can be a symptom of hiatus hernia (one of the reasons)....  Read Full »

My belly button pops up after umbilical hernia repair. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an umbilical hernia repair 11 days ago. It went fine, but 10 days later when I laid down my belly button pup out one inch then went back down. The next morning my belly button is out half an inch. My surgeon said just wait for a couple of days to see if it goes back down. I need...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadiminty Raghuvamsi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As it has been only 10 days since your surgery, I suggest you wait for a few more days and see your surgeon if necessary. It is quite likely that there may be a small collection of fluid in the region which may get absorbed or may need aspiration. It is quite unlikely...  Read Full »

I notice a lump in my stomach. Please help.

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 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 »

Even after taking regular medicines, I have stomach pain. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with a stomach issue for almost four years. It originally was extreme pain and tarry stool once. It was first diagnosed as an ulcer as I was negative for H. pylori. I was given antibiotics just in case, PPIs and H2 blockers. Since then it has gotten worse, gotten be...  Read Full »

Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern for GI (gastrointestinal) symptoms. All your treatment is appropriate. You might have a hiatus hernia associated GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which is responsible for the appearance of intermittent symptoms. A hiatus hern...  Read Full »

Should I get the recurrent hernia operated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have undergone a hernia operation six months back. But then, I got a similar pain and I was scanned. A small hernia was detected again. Should I get it operated or wait for some time? Please give me a suggestion.  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your records (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have radiological evidence of a hernia. The worrisome finding in the report is that the opening is a small one with intestinal loops inside. It is safer to get surgery done. Otherwise,...  Read Full »

My mom has abdominal pain from lump below stomach. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 58 years old mom suddenly gets severe lower abdominal pain on the right side, and at the same time, she feels a lump below her stomach and above the thighs. She used to feel like something is being pulled inside in one direction. She gets relief from this stomach pain once she vomit...  Read Full »

Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to She basically needs a physical examination to know from where the lump is originating. Get an ultrasound of the entire abdomen to know the exact cause. This could either be most probably a hernia or a cyst. So, get an ultrasound and follow-up with the report. Thanks. ...  Read Full »

I had a chest swelling which moved to my abdomen. Please help

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 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 »

What could cause the feeling of something stuck in the throat?

Query: Hello doctor, Feeling of something stuck in the throat that comes and goes. It is mostly there all the time but sometimes it will go away. It actually feels more like that flap in my throat is twisted or I am swallowing it or something. I had a scope down by a GI last week and they said they only th...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The feeling of something stuck in the throat is usually due to gastric acid reflux causing pharyngeal irritation. Gastroenterologist will definitely see the epiglottis but it is not the pathology. The regurgitation of swallow can be seen only on swallow studies that tell ...  Read Full »

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