Strangulated hernia

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a hernia so tightly compressed in some part of the channel through which it has been protruded as to arrest its circulation, and produce swelling of the protruded part. It may occur in recent or chronic hernia, but is more common in the latter.
(Med.) See under Hernia.

See also: Hernia, Strangulated

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Most hernias don't hurt at all, but sometimes you feel a dull ache or burning sensation," says Dudley A strangulated hernia, where a loop of bowel becomes trapped in the hernia defect, can be fatal and should be treated immediately.
They opened me up and found an internal strangulated hernia and a tumour.
If there is a bulge that feels rigid or will not go back into the body, this is referred to as a strangulated hernia, and it requires immediate medical attention.
Idly wondering whether the pain by my hip might be appendicitis or a strangulated hernia, I SCENTING PHYSICAL WEAKNESS SHE HAD DECIDED THIS ,,,, heard the thump of the fast approach of Chubb.
A strangulated hernia has become twisted and can cause pain and vomiting and needs emergency treatment.
He was found to be suffering from a strangulated hernia, where part of the bowel leaks through the stomach wall.
An operation for a strangulated hernia in Liverpool's Royal hospital kept him off stage for a month at the turn of the year.
Michael Hartzler performed surgery on Robert Gibbons for a strangulated hernia.