Published on Aug 18, 2018 and last reviewed on Oct 15, 2019 - 2 min read
The protrusion of an internal organ through a weak spot in the muscles or tissues is called a hernia. Read about its types, risk factors, and treatment.
A hernia is the protrusion of an internal organ through a weakened area in the muscles or tissues. They do not pose an immediate threat to life but require surgery as they do not go away on their own. Surgery can also help prevent future complications.
Based on the exact site in the abdomen where the weakness is present, there are different types:
A hernia is often diagnosed during a routine physical examination. The doctor will feel for an obvious protrusion that gets more visible with coughing.
Based on the suspected location, few tests may be ordered by the doctor to visualize the internal organs better.
In certain cases (a hiatal hernia), medications such as antacid help relieve symptoms and are prescribed by the doctor.
If a hernia causes pain and other complications, your doctor will suggest a surgical correction. This procedure will involve sewing the weakened area closed. Surgery may be via open or keyhole surgery methods.
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