Hernia || Its Types, Causes & Symptoms

Hernia occurs due to the weakness or hole in the peritoneum, the muscular wall that keeps your abdominal organs in place.

Hernia is an abnormal exit of tissues through the wall of cavity in which it normally resides. It occurs due to the organ or a fatty tissues extract through the weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissues named fascia.

The person who are affected with hernias have pain or discomfort especially with coughing, exercise, or going to the bathroom. some hernias occur more often on the right than left side. sometimes it produces severe pain and tenderness of the affected area.

In some cases, it is a painless swelling that presents no problems and don’t need an immediate medical attention. However, in some cases, it may occurs discomfort and pain with symptoms often becoming worse when standing, straining, or lifting heavy items. While, in some cases it needs an immediate surgery, for instance, when part of the gut becomes obstructed or strangulated by inguinal hernias.

Types of hernias :

Herineas come in a number of different types. The most common types of hernias, including :

  • Inguinal hernias (inner groin)
  • Femoral hernias (outer groin)
  • Umbilical hernias (belly button)
  • Incisional hernias (resulting from an incision)
  • Epigastric hernias
  • Hiatal hernias (upper stomach)

Some Key Points about Hernias :

Here are some key points about hernias :

  • Hernias occurs due to a combination of pressure and an opening or weakness of muscle.
  • Generally, hernias has no any troublesome symptoms but, abdominal complaints may be a sign of this serious problem.
  • In some cases it needs an immediate surgery, for instance, when part of the gut becomes obstructed or strangulated by inguinal hernias.

 

Causes of hernias :  

Generally, all types of hernias are occurs due to a combination of pressure and an opening or weakness of muscle. In this case, the pressure push the organ or tissue through the opening or a weak spot. Anythings that increase the pressure in your abdomen can cause hernias, such as :

  • Straining on the toilet
  • Straining to urinate
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Persistent cough
  • Sneezing
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Carry loads
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Obesity
  • Abdominal fluid
  • Smoking
  • Sharp blows to the abdomen

Symptoms of hernias :

In most cases, it is a painless swelling that presents no problems and don’t need an immediate medical attention.

In some cases, it may occurs discomfort and pain with symptoms often becoming worse when standing, straining, or lifting heavy items.

However, in some cases it needs an immediate surgery, for instance, when part of the gut becomes obstructed or strangulated by inguinal hernias.

  • Swelling beneath the skin of the abdomen or the groin
  • Weakness or pressure in groin
  • Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • The bulge cannot be pushed back into the abdomen
  • Blood in the stool
  • Discomfort in the abdomen

When to get medical advice :  

You need to get a medical advice if you :

  • Suspect that you have a hernia.
  • Can not get hernia to go back.
  • Have pain, are nauseated and vomiting, or are unable to have a bowel movement.
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