A hernia happens when a muscle or tissue wall becomes too thin and allows the inner organs to bulge out. Although many hernias do not cause any pain, some can be painful, especially when you cough, lift heavy weights, or bend over. 

 

Most hernias occur between the chest and the hips. A majority of them are not life-threatening. However, some may need medical attention. To treat hernias in Sebring, you can talk to a hernia specialist and get your hernia checked to see if it poses any harm. 

 

Symptoms of Hernia

 

Most hernias are harmless and painless. They are nothing more than just a swelling on your body. However, a hernia may cause discomfort while standing, sitting, or lifting heavyweights. 

 

In some instances, a hernia needs immediate medical attention. You should talk to a doctor today if any of the symptoms mentioned below are occurring. 

 

  • Pain.
  • Nausea/vomiting.
  • You cannot push the bulge inside.
  • Burning sensation on the bulge.
  • Weakness or pressure in your groin.

 

Types of Hernia

  • Inguinal Hernia

 

This hernia is found in the groin. This happens when a weak spot or tear is created in the abdominal wall, and a part of the intestine pushes through it and creates a bulge. This hernia is mainly found in men. 

  • Umbilical Hernia

 

This hernia occurs in babies and children. It occurs when the intestine bulges through the abdominal wall near the belly button. A bulge may be visible when your child is crying. These are mostly harmless and go away by the time your child reaches the age of 2. However, if it does not go away in 5 years, surgery can remove it. 

  • Ventral Hernia

 

You may find a ventral hernia bulge at any location along the abdomen wall. These are also called incisional hernias because they often occur at the site of your past surgical incision. 

  • Hiatal Hernia

 

A hiatal hernia occurs when your stomach bulges through the diaphragm into your chest cavity. This is most commonly found in people over 50 years of age. Hiatal hernias can cause gastroesophageal reflux disease, which causes a burning sensation. 

 

Causes

 

  • Straining to urinate.
  • Being overweight.
  • Persistent cough.
  • Lifting heavy weights.
  • Abdominal fluid.
  • Smoking.
  • Undescended testicles.
  • Poor diet.

 

Any activity or medical condition that increases pressure in your abdominal wall can be a reason for hernias. Contact Florida Lakes Surgical to enjoy the benefits of a successful hernia repair. 

 

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