This is only until I have surgery
How do you properly push an inguinal hernia back into place so I can temporarily wear a hernia belt?
Question posted by rbaigas1 on 22 Feb 2014
Last updated on 15 December 2021 by bret518
How do you properly push an inguinal hernia back into place till I have my surgery and I'm in a lot of pain what can I do for the pain so bad I stand up it pops out and goes back in it's a big knot and no matter how I move it hurts what can I do
I have probably first assisted on close to a thousand inguinal hernias (I had a umbilical hernia repair myself). The landmarks are between the pubis bone and the iliac crest (hip bone up front). Exhale and gently manipulate the protrusion back in. If you cannot get it reduced, you need to go to the ER! That protrusion is bowel and if it is being constricted to the point that it cuts off the circulation, that section will begin to die. Be very careful!
You know what, its easier to do it then to tell you how, lol... Lay flat on your back. Gently push it back toward the muscle opening. It should fall right back in. If you lay on the belt so that after you reduce it you can close it while you're still laying flat it will work better. My dog has a belly button hernia and I check it every day to be sure I can reduce it, because they day comes that I can't he'll need it fixed.
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