sattankiSo as far as I understand, you don’t really get a bulging, defined abdominal mass with fecal impaction. Much more likely to see this with a hernia.+22019-05-20T10:18:20Z
xxabiFecal impaction can be palpated in the abdomen, since it'd be accumulating in the rectum and colon, not the groin. Hope that helps! +52019-06-04T22:07:12Z
pseudorosettea little late but they also mention that the mass had bowel sounds hence it was an incarcerated bowel! :) +22019-06-17T22:43:09Z
yotsubatoIncarcerated hernia. If the contents of the hernia become trapped in the weak point in the abdominal wall, it can obstruct the bowel, leading to severe pain, nausea, vomiting, and the inability to have a bowel movement or pass gas.
Like really? Why is he not in pain? +12019-06-18T07:34:37Z
medschulI thought that inguinal hernias were reducible?+2019-06-20T18:42:35Z
fahmed14could be a femoral hernia as they are more likely to cause incarceration. They do, however, present more often in females. (FA 2019- 364)+2019-06-21T17:23:30Z
wowoincarcerated, not strangulated, thus no pain as there's no serious tissue damage/ischemia. Incarcerated hernias may progress to strangulated in which case he would have pain
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