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Inguinal hernia can be pushed back easily while lying down flat on the bed.
But, if you are not able to do that easily, then there is a risk of strangulation or obstruction during reduction ( putting it back).
You can also wear a suspensory support to keep the hernia in 'place'.
But, it is better that you see a surgeon & get it fixed.
The hernia repair is a simple procedure & will solve your problem for good.
Please avoid constipation & straining which makes hernia worse.
Drink plenty of fluids & fibers to avoid constipation.
Also avoid excessive coughing.
Then he should reduce his hernia as I suggested gently on lying supine.
He should then wear suspensory support (scrotal support) while walking.
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Then it is better to be 'fixed' surgically.
He may develop lifethreatening complication from the stranfulation of this hernia.
Big & hard to reduce hernia should never be attempted to reduce without a physician, as this can incarcerate the bowel ( the hernia content), creating acute obstruction anytime.
Thank you for trying to help me but I believe that important elements were lost in the "computer communication". My brother is basically not inclined to seek Doctor assistance with his problem and I was hoping to find out specifics to help him reduce the hernia himself. I totally agree that he is playing with a possible life-threatening situation but he has very strong phobias and biases.
I did some internet searches and found the following link that seemed of interest to him: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/149608-treatment
Thanks for the update & the link to that article.
Considering the complications associated with these kind of reductions, if he is still inclined, then give it a shot.
If it works out great, if not, you know the next option.