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How to push an inguenal hernia back into place

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How to push an inguenal hernia back into place
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 years ago.


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.

Edited by Mysticdoc on 12/11/2009 at 4:31 PM EST
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Patient not inclined to see "Doctor" and wants to fix it himself.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 years ago.


Then he should reduce his hernia as I suggested gently on lying supine.

He should then wear suspensory support (scrotal support) while walking.

This is the link:

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
sorry, not working. this time it is very large and hard and won't go back.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 years ago.

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.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

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:

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 years ago.

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.

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