Inguinal hernia

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What is inguinal hernia?

An inguinal hernia is a protrusion of abdominal-cavity contents through the inguinal canal. They are very common and repaired surgically using procedures called herniorrhaphy or hernioplasty.

Common symptoms reported by people with inguinal hernia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with inguinal hernia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
2
Tried for
inguinal hernia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
inguinal hernia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with inguinal hernia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with inguinal hernia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for inguinal hernia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
surgical pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
inguinal hernia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for inguinal hernia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
inguinal hernia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
low blood pressure (hypotension) and chest pain neuropathy in feet
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with inguinal hernia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has inguinal hernia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 3
30s 17
40s 37
50s 48
60s 40
70+ 25
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 13
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 15
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 8
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 111
Female 63

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 95
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from inguinal hernia patients who have completed their condition history
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