How do i know if i have a inguinal hernia

Patient : How do i know if i have a inguinal hernia
Doctor :   Hi. Thanks for your query and a very specific query. I will try my best to simplify in such a way that yo may have a self-diagnosis. Classical symptoms and signs of an inguinal hernia are: - Gradually increasing swelling in either or both of the groin area, which the lowest part of the abdomen near the private parts. - It enlarges on standing, coughing (impulse on coughing), straining at stool and at work. -Goes down or vanishes on laying down or can be reduced (reducible); this is the thing no other swelling can have. - It is usually painless unless complicated. And on a lighter vain no one wants this to get operated within time. I hope this answer helps you. Clinical evaluation and physical examination by a General Surgeon confirms the diagnosis and you can have an appointment for surgery.

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