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Hernia

Who do I see?

GP or A&E if red-flag symptoms

Advice:

If you think that you have developed a hernia, please submit an online medical consultation request for the GP Clinical Team giving us as much information about your problem as you can. We will respond usually with an offer of an appointment with a GP or other suitable clinician to assess your problem further.

Hernias can cause some discomfort but are rarely painful. If you think you have a hernia that is causing pain, please submit an online medical consultation request for the Urgent Medical Problem Team giving us as much information about your problem as you can. You will get a same-day response usually by telephone or a time to attend the surgery for further assessment and examination.

You should go to A&E straight away if you have a hernia and you develop any of the following red-flag symptoms:

  • sudden, severe pain
  • being sick
  • difficulty pooing or passing wind
  • the hernia becomes firm or tender, or cannot be pushed back in

Further information about hernias is available on the national NHS website.

If you cannot use the online service please call us on 0345 337 1120 and a member of the care navigation team will help you.