Do urologists deal with hernias?

Urologists may be the health care providers who first diagnose an inguinal hernia, often because a man has presented with inguinal or groin pain.

What does an inguinal hernia bulge feel like?

Typically, patients with ventral hernias describe mild pain, aching or a pressure sensation at the site of the hernia. The discomfort worsens with any activity that puts a strain on the abdomen, such as heavy lifting, running or bearing down during bowel movements. Some patients have a bulge but do not have discomfort.

What can I wear to prevent hernia?

Wear a stabilizing belt Wearing one at work helps keep your back stable while working and prevents strain, reducing the chances of developing a hernia.

What is the normal size of hernia?

Comparison of length of inguinal canal between direct and indirect hernias in the study population

Type of hernia (No.) Length of inguinal canal (cm)
Mean SD (95% CI)
Direct hernia (n=68) 5.66 0.5 (5.16-6.16)
Indirect hernia (n=102) 6.46 0.8 (5.66-7.26)

What kind of doctor fixes a hernia?

When you have a hernia, treatment will start with your primary care provider. If you need surgery to repair the hernia, you’ll be referred to a general surgeon. In fact, ventral hernia repairs are one of the most common operations U.S. general surgeons perform.

What type of surgeon fixes hernias?

Your primary care doctor will be able to diagnose and initially treat many hernias. Definitive treatment will usually require surgery. Depending on the location of the hernia, the hernia repair will usually be performed by a general surgeon.

What aggravates a inguinal hernia?

Any condition that causes a chronic cough, such as smoking, bronchitis, or cystic fibrosis, increases the chance of inguinal hernias. Frequent straining during urination or bowel movements is another risk factor, as are increased weight and pregnancy, which increase the pressure on the abdominal wall muscles.

What size is considered a small hernia?

Umbilical hernias are common and come in many sizes ranging from small (less than 1 cm) to medium (1 cm to 3 cm) to large (greater than 3cm). Umbilical hernias can be asymptomatic or cause pain. They can be reducible (able to push back in) or incarcerated (always out).

What’s the worst type of hernia?

A strangulated hernia is life threatening and requires immediate medical care. Some symptoms that can signal that you need to seek out emergency medical attention for your hernia include: a bulge that becomes red or purple. pain that suddenly gets worse.

Is hernia surgery major or minor?

A hernia repair is a common but major surgery with significant risks and potential complications. You may have less invasive treatment options available.