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 Are there alternative treatments for a perineal hernia?
- Q Are perineal hernias life-threatening?
- Q How common are perineal hernias?
- Q What is a perineal hernia?
- Q How do other illnesses affect perineal hernias?