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14 Apr 2006

Hernia in the groin during pregnancy
I have developed a hernia in my groin and I am 27 weeks pregnant. The doctor informed me that it was due to the fact that I am quite skinny and the weight of the baby 475 grams and gaining caused the hernia. I am very worried becuase it is really painful and getting worse since the previous 2 weeks. Do you think
I will be able to last till I have a caesarian - the baby is due on the 17 July. What happens when the baby gets heavier? Is it possible to operate on the hernia when they do the epidural for the caesar.
Really worried in case it bursts as it is getting bigger. What do you suggest I do?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

The only concern would be if some bowel got stuck in the hernia and could not be pushed back. This is fairly uncommon but you would then need emergency surgery. Otherwise, I'm sure you can wait till delivery.

Best wishes
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