There are numerous types of abdominal hernia but they all involve a weakness or hole in the muscular abdominal wall.
The symptoms of abdominal wall hernia result from internal structures pushing through the muscular abdominal wall hole or weakness. Typically it is fat or intestine that pushes through hernias.
The symptoms that one feels results from the intestine or fat being squeezed by the hernia opening. The individual with a hernia may experience discomfort, buring or pain in the area of the hernia. Sometimes hernias cause abdominal discomfort remote from the hernia. This can occur when the intestine becomes intermittently obstructed causing a back pressure in the intestine resulting in pain in a remote location.
Sometimes hernias are the cause of worsening constipation and/or nausea. These symptoms result from the brief blockage or obstruction of the intestine that a hernia can cause. The back pressure from the obstruction of the intestine can give one a sense of nausea with symptoms worsened by eating.
The signs of a hernia are an intermittent bulging in the abdominal wall. Sometimes the bulge moves in and out. Sometimes the bulge is fixed. Sometimes the bulge is tender and sometimes it is asymptomatic. Most hernias will protrude more significantly when standing or engaging in physical activity. Most hernias will be reduced and “disappear” when laying down.
The bulge or lump or bump represents intestine or internal fat protruding through the muscular defect toward the skin.
Some hernias are small enough that there is no visual bulge despite their presence and associated symptoms.
There are numerous techniques
used to repair hernias. They range from open repairs with an incision large enough to fully expose the hernia to laparoscopic
and robotic repairs
performed through extraordinarily small incisions less than 1 cm.
Despite the technique, the surgeons experience plays a big roll in obtaining the best outcomes.
Dr. Yunis and the team at Center for Hernia Repair care about your treatment and want you to receive the results you desire.
We specialize in the treatment of hernias and prioritize your comfort and satisfaction.Contact us
today if you have any questions or concerns regarding your weight and possible hernia surgery outcomes.