What is a Hernia?

A hernia is a bulge due to bowel or fat from inside the abdomen protruding out through a weak area. The most common kind is an inguinal hernia, in the groin. Above the ligament of the groin is a small hole, deep in the muscle wall of the abdomen…

Is a hernia harmful?

Hernias are usually troublesome only because they cause a bulge and aching: these symptoms are a nuisance but not medically dangerous. The most serious risk of a hernia is strangulation, which means that it fills with bowel which becomes completely…

How can a hernia be treated?

The one permanent cure for a hernia is through surgical repair, which may be done throughan incision in the groin (“Open repair”) or by laparoscopic….