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What are the early symptoms of a strangulated hernia?

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Early symptoms of a strangulated hernia are a rapid heart rate, fever, nausea, vomiting and sudden pain that rapidly intensifies, according to Mayo Clinic. A strangulated hernia also is signaled by a hernia bulge turning red, purple or dark.

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What are the early symptoms of a strangulated hernia?
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If an individual experiences any symptoms of a strangulated hernia, a medical professional should be contacted immediately, according to Mayo Clinic. Strangulated hernias can be deadly if not treated, because they cut off the body���s blood supply to the intestine.

A strangulated hernia occurs when an individual is unable to push a hernia back in, and the intestinal omentum becomes trapped in the abdominal wall, according to Mayo Clinic. Surgery is required to treat the strangulated hernia so the bowel���s blood supply is returned.

Before becoming strangulated, a hernia may be recognized by abdominal or groin discomfort, obvious swelling beneath the skin of the abdomen or groin, heartburn, and a heavy feeling in the abdomen, according to WebMD. Blood in the stool and constipation may also indicate a hernia.

An individual should consult a doctor if a hernia is suspected, or if the hernia does not push back in, according to WebMD. If the individual suspects a hernia and is also not able to pass gas or have a bowel movement, a medical professional should be contacted immediately.

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