Signs and Symptoms of Abdominal Hernia

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 image below is an incarcerated ventral hernia containing momentum.
Robotic Incarcerated ventral hernia - Center forHernia Repair
Robotic view of hernia with contents reduced

You have soreness or pain

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.

You feel nauseated and may be constipated

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.

When you have a strange lump or bump

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.

How do you fix an abdominal hernia

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 surgeon's experience plays a big roll in obtaining the best outcomes.

Absorbable suture used to repair the hernia defect
Sutures after the hernia surgery - center for hernia repair

Why Choose Center for Hernia Repair

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.

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