A hernia is a condition in which an internal organ or body part squeezes or pokes through a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or tissue. It can occur in different places in the body: in the groin (inguinal hernia); in the inner thigh (femoral hernia); at the umbilicus or belly button (umbilical Read More
Symptoms of Various Types of Hernias
A hernia is a protrusion of an internal organ through an opening or a weakened part of an adjacent wall or connective tissue, and it commonly occurs in the abdominal area. Most hernias do not have an obvious cause, but they do tend to happen due to excessive straining or heavy lifting. You could Read More
Signs of a Hernia
A hernia is a common medical condition that causes a localized bulge in the abdomen or groin area. It usually produces no troublesome symptoms and is harmless, but there are times when it can bring pain and discomfort. Hernias usually occur when there is a hole or weakness in the muscular wall Read More
Why Would You Need a Hernia Repair?
If you are a football fan, all bets are off when your favorite player suffers a hernia during the pre- or off-season. However, football players aren’t the only ones who experience hernias; they can occur during pregnancy, after surgery, or simply, develop over time. While some hernia are extremely Read More
Recovering from a Hernia Repair
Your body is not a machine which, after repair or replacement, can simply start up and run again. Although there is no standard or specific rule-set following a hernia repair, there are plenty of practical things you can do to ensure you heal as timely and as ideally as possible. Listen to your Read More
What is a Hernia?
The intestines are held in place by complex layers of fat, tissue and muscle. A hernia occurs when the layer of muscle weakens and tears, allowing the intestine to protrude through those layers. These can result in a very painful bump visible on the surface of the skin, and can even be Read More