Inguinal hernia signs and symptoms include: A bulge in the area on either side of your pubic bone, which becomes more obvious when you’re upright, especially if you cough or strain.
A burning or aching sensation at the bulge.
Pain or discomfort in your groin, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting.
Where is a hernia located on a woman?
A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. For example, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Many hernias occur in the abdomen between your chest and hips, but they can also appear in the upper thigh and groin areas.
What type of hernia is most common in females?
Inguinal hernia is the commonest hernia type in females followed by incisional hernias which also accounteds for most recurrent cases.
How do I check myself for a hernia?
A hernia diagnosis is typically based on your history of symptoms, a physical exam, and possibly imaging tests. During your exam, your doctor will typically feel around your groin and testicles, and ask you to cough. This is done because standing and coughing or straining usually make a hernia more prominent.
What does a hernia feel like to touch?
The most common sign of a hernia is a soft swelling or bulge under your skin. Most hernias are not painful. However, sometimes the area around your hernia may be tender and you may feel some sharp twinges or a pulling sensation. As your hernia gets bigger, your pain and discomfort may increase.
What should you not do if you have a hernia?
Preventing an Inguinal Hernia
- Maintain a healthy body weight.
- Get enough of the right exercise.
- Incorporate high-fiber foods into your diet.
- If needed, take other steps to avoid constipation.
- Avoid heavy lifting, or do it carefully.
- Don’t smoke.
- See a doctor when you have a persistent cough.
How can you fix a hernia without surgery?
Regular practice of yoga poses like tree pose, single leg raise with movement, and leg crossing can prove beneficial in taking any pressure off the abdominal opening thereby making the inguinal hernia treatment without surgery a possibility.