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- Feb 09 2017
What is Hernia?
It occurs when an organ or piece of tissue protrudes through a weakening in one of the muscle walls that enclose the abdominal cavity. The sac that bulges through the weak area may contain a piece of intestine or fatty lining of the colon if a hernia occurs in the abdominal wall or groin.
It is caused by the combination of pressure and an opening or weakness of muscle or fascia. The pressure pushes an organ or tissue through the opening or weak spot. Sometimes the muscle weakness is present at birth, more often it occurs later in life.
- Lifting heavy objects without stabilizing the abdominal muscles.
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Persistent coughing or sneezing.
- Smoking, poor nutrition, enlarge prostate, straining on the toilet
In many cases, a hernia is no more than a painless swelling that does not need any immediate medical attention.
Immediate medical attention is needed if it has acute abdominal complaints such as:
- • Pain
- • Nausea
- • Vomiting
- • The bulge could not be pushed back into the abdomen
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