What are the symptoms of an incarcerated abdominal hernia?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Answer

An incarcerated hernia may be associated with the following:

  • Painful enlargement of a previous hernia or defect
  • Inability to manipulate the hernia (either spontaneously or manually) through the fascial defect
  • Nausea, vomiting, and symptoms of bowel obstruction (possible)

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