What Is A Hernia?
A hernia is a protrusion of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening. In our practice this specifically relates to the abdominal wall or groin.
The symptoms are a visible or palpable bulge and discomfort. If bowel becomes incarcerated, the patient can develop acute symptoms of bowel obstruction.
Abdominal wall and groin hernias are caused by genetic predisposition or anything that causes increased intra-abdominal pressure such as heaving lifting, straining, coughing, etc.