A perineal hernia may or may not cause a visible bulging or swelling under the skin. If there is a bulge it may be quite large. Sitting can be uncomfortable or difficult. Pain in the rectum, fever, swelling on one side of the buttock, difficulty urinating, and general malaise are other symptoms of perineal hernia. If a bulge is visible the hernia may be misdiagnosed as an inguinal or femoral hernia.
- Q Do perineal hernias affect children differently than adults?
- Q What should I know to care for someone with a perineal hernia?
- Q Are perineal hernias life-threatening?
- Q What is a perineal hernia?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my perineal hernia symptoms?
- Q What causes a perineal hernia?