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Title: hernia and its symptoms

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What is Hernia ?
  • An abnormality where an internal organ or tissue
    of the body protrudes from the cavity in which it
    is normally found, this creates a bulge which you
    can see and feel. The bulge is known as a hernia.

Types of hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Epigastric hernia
  • Spigelian hernia

Symptoms of hernia
  • Swelling or bulge in the groin or scrotum.
  • Increased pain at the site of the bulge.
  • Pain while lifting.
  • Increase in the bulge size over time.
  • A dull aching sensation.

Risk factors
  • Chronic Cough
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Enlarged prostate, straining to urinate
  • Overweight
  • Undescended testicles
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Fluid in the abdomen (ascites)
  • Lifestyle
  • Heavy lifting

Possible candidates for Hernia?
  • A person with the habit of smoking
  • A person who is overweight
  • A pregnant lady carrying more than 1 fetus or
    lady with multiple pregnancies without the proper
  • A person who have to do frequent lifting,
    carrying or pushing heavy loads.
  • A person who frequently strain on the toilet.

Diagnosis and treatment
  • With a physical examination doctor usually see or
    feel a hernia. The doctor may ask you to cough,
    bend, push, or lift and will do your full
    check-up. The hernia may not be easily seen in
    infants and children, except when the child is
    crying or coughing.
  • Ultrasound or CT scan may be done to find
    hernia.Doctors may suggest the following to
    mitigate the effects of hernia
  • Ultrasound or CT scan may be done to find
    hernia.Doctors may suggest the following to
    mitigate the effects of hernia

  • Walk some time after meals.
  • Avoiding spicy foods, acidic foods, alcohol, and
  • Eating small, frequent, bland meals.
  • Eating a high-fiber diet.
  • The only treatment which removes a hernia
    permanently is a surgery. It is because surgery
    repairs the weakened abdominal wall tissue and
    closes any hole. Most hernias are closed with
    stitches and sometimes with mesh patches to plug
    the hole.

To Know More
  • Visit http//colorectalsurgeons.sydney/hernia/
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