What is a hernia?

What is a hernia?

A hernia occurs when an internal organ or other body part protrudes through the wall of muscle or tissue that normally contains it. Most hernias occur within the abdominal cavity, between the chest and the hips.

What are the different types of hernias?

There are several types of hernia that you can experience including, inguinal hernias, femoral hernias, umbilical hernias and hiatal hernias. If you have a hernia, it’s important to treat it quickly. What is a hernia?

What are the symptoms of a hernia in a man?

More symptoms of a hernia include: Swelling or bulge in the groin or scrotum (the pouch that contains the testicles) Increased pain at the site of the bulge. Pain while lifting. Increase in the bulge size over time. A dull aching sensation. A sense of feeling full or signs of bowel obstruction.

Can a 4 year old have an umbilical hernia surgery?

In the case of an umbilical hernia in a child, surgery may be recommended if the hernia is large or if it has not healed by the age of 4 to 5 years old. By this age, a child can usually avoid surgical complications.