Hernia is a medical disorder that often occurs in the groin, abdomen or chest, causing a lump on your side and/or pain. In this article, you will find out more about hernias and their causes as well as treatment options for these types of medical disorders.
What is a hernia?
A hernia is a rupture of the abdominal wall, most commonly caused by excessive wear and tear on one of the abdominal muscles. This can be caused by a variety of factors, such as obesity, pregnancy, childbirth, or straining during bowel movements. A hernia can also be caused by tumor or infection.
Symptoms of a hernia vary widely depending on the location and size of the hernia. In general, however, symptoms may include pain and bulging in the abdomen, especially when you do anything that puts pressure on the hernia, such as lifting something heavy or going to the bathroom. If left untreated, a hernia can lead to infertility and even death.
There are several different treatment options available for a hernia. The most common option is surgery, which involves removing the herniated tissue and repairing the damage. Other options include medications and lifestyle changes (such as losing weight).
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s time to talk to your doctor:
1. Pain when you move your hernia area
2. Swelling in the area around the hernia
3. Difficulty urinating
4. Feeling like something is stuck in your hernia area
5. A noticeable change in bowel habits
6. Moderate to severe pain when you cough or sneeze
7. Persistent fever
Most Common Types of Hernia and Symptoms
A hernia is an opening in the abdominal wall caused by a protrusion or bulge of the intestines, stomach or other organ. The most common type of hernia is an inguinal hernia, which occurs in the lower part of your abdomen near your groin. In women, inguinal hernia is the most common type of hernia, and in men it’s the second most common.:
Symptoms of a hernia depend on the location and size of the hernia. In general, however, symptoms can include: pain around the hernia; difficulty moving your affected area; a feeling that something is stuck in your intestines; and fever. If you have a large hernia, you may also experience vomiting, diarrhea or constipation; increased chest pain; or difficulty breathing.
If you think you might have a hernia, see your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor will do a physical examination to see if you have a hernia and will give you a medical history to look for signs of other health problems. Your doctor may also do an ultrasound or MRI to determine the size and location of the hernia. If you have symptoms that suggest you
Whether you’re experiencing discomfort in your abdominal area or noticing a bulging waistline, it’s likely you’ve got a hernia. In this article, we’ll cover what a hernia is, symptoms, causes and treatment options.
Benefits of Hernia Surgery
Hernias are a type of abdominal pain that can be caused by a protrusion or hernia of any kind of organ, such as the stomach, intestines, liver, or spleen. Hernias can occur in men and women of any age. They’re the fifth most common abdominal surgery in the United States.
Symptoms of a hernia vary depending on where the hernia is located. If the hernia is in the lower abdomen (the stomach, small intestine, or rectum), the person may experience stomach pain or bloating. If the hernia is in the chest (cardiac area), symptoms may include shortness of breath, chest pain, or difficulty breathing.
Causes of hernias can include childbirth, obesity, genetics, and injury. Treatment options for hernias range from surgery to medication. Surgery is usually the best option because it fixes the hernia and eliminates the symptoms.
Potential Complications from Hernia Surgery
Hernias can develop in any part of the body. The most common place for a hernia to form is the bellybutton. Other places where hernias can form include the chest, groin, and lower back.
Hernias can occur at any age, but are more common in men age 50 and older. Hernias can also be hereditary.
Symptoms of a hernia vary depending on whether the hernia is small or large. Small hernias may cause no symptoms at all. Large hernias, however, may produce pain in the area around the hernia and/or trouble breathing.
If you experience ANY of these symptoms, see your doctor immediately: difficulty breathing, chest pain, extreme pain when you move your arm or leg, swelling in the area around the hernia (called “hernial bulge”), rapid weight gain or loss, changes in bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea).
There are several different types of surgery that can be used to treat a hernia. The most common type of surgery is called a laparoscopy (a minimally invasive surgery). During laparoscopy, a surgical team enters through a tiny