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Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

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  • Groin lump when standing

  • Groin swelling appears when standing up

  • Hard and swollen lump in groin

  • Groin is swollen and turning blue/red

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is incarcerated inguinal hernia?

An incarcerated inguinal hernia is a hernia of the small or large intestine that gets stuck in the groin or scrotum due to swelling and cannot be pushed back into the abdomen. It can lead to a strangulated hernia, where the blood supply to the intestine in the hernia gets cut off, causing complications.

Symptoms of incarcerated inguinal hernia

  • Groin swelling appears when standing up

  • Swelling in the groin region

  • Stomach pain or tummy ache in a specific place

  • Impossible to return

  • History of groin hernia

  • Pain when pressing down on the abdomen

  • Intermittent, crampy abdominal pain

  • Groin pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for incarcerated inguinal hernia

  • Do you have swelling in the groin area when standing up?

  • Is there swelling in your groin?

  • Is your stomach pain localized to one specific area?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia?

  • Does pressing on your stomach cause severe pain?

Treatment for incarcerated inguinal hernia

An incarcerated hernia is one that cannot be reduced or helped by pushing the intestine back into the abdomen. Immediate surgery is needed to fix the hernia.

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References

  • Kepičová M, Ihnát P. Laparoscopic versus open hernia repair in patients with incarcerated inguinal hernia. Rozhl Chir. 2021 Fall;100(9):440-444. English. doi: 10.33699/PIS.2021.100.9.440-444. PMID: 34649453.

    https://perspinsurg.com/rvch/article/view/636

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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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