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When To Seek Medical Advice

when to seek medical advice about my hernia

1. If you develop a swelling in the abdominal wall, the groin, or at the site of previous surgery and you think it may be a hernia.

2. If you have a hernia and it becomes irreducible (you cannot push it back in). This is incarceration of the hernia and there is a risk of strangulation.

3. If a known hernia becomes hot, tense, tender, red and irreducible (you can’t push it back in), it may be strangulating and urgent medical assistance is essential.

4. If you have a hernia and your bowel stops working, your abdomen becomes bloated and you begin to vomit. The hernia may be causing intestinal obstruction.

Contact Us

To get in touch with us directly, please use the following contact details:

0780 237 8334

The Berkshire Hernia Centre offers expert, professional and friendly advice to enable you to understand your hernia and what you should do about it.