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When should you see your doctor about a hernia?

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When to see a doctor:

  • You suspect that you have a hernia.
  • If you can't get the hernia to go back in; seek medical care immediately, as this is an incarcerated hernia and can lead to organ strangulation.
  • You know you have a hernia, and you have pain, are nauseated and vomiting, or are unable to have a bowel movement or pass gas; you may have a strangulated hernia or an obstruction. Seek medical care immediately.

From: Understanding Hernia -- Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders. National Library of Medicine.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

SOURCES: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders. National Library of Medicine.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

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