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10 Signs Indicating You May Have a Hernia

A hernia is formed when an organ pushes through a weak muscle and ends up in a place where it shouldn’t be especially the abdomen.  It is caused by a variety of factors. While it’s true that most hernias appear as a visible swell in the abdomen, there are those types that are not visible. Be careful of any changes and don't ignore them since when left untreated, hernias are dangerous. The most common hernias occur in the abdomen and groin.


Hernia signs and symptoms

 

Weakness

 

If you experience any feelings of muscle weakness and lethargy in the groin area and upper leg, there’s a possibility that you have a hernia.

 

Nausea and/or vomiting

 

An incarcerated hernia is a hernia that doesn't go back to its original place after a gentle push. This is a very serious condition that leads to stomach upsets, nausea, and vomiting.  If you experience these symptoms and you’re in Long Island, hernia repair in Nassau County at Clarity Surgical can relieve them.

 

Worsening pain

 

Pain that worsens over time is a typical symptom of a hernia. Should you experience any pain after lengthy walking or standing in the umbilical or groin area visit a healthcare provider.

 

Fever

 

A hernia that is not getting enough blood flow can make you have a higher body temperature than normal.

 

Constipation or difficulty having a bowel movement

 

Any blockage in the large intestine caused by a hernia can cause constipation or difficulty in having a bowel movement as it interferes with digestion.  It will also be difficult to pass gas, making you even more uncomfortable.

 

Feeling full when you’ve not eaten

 

When you feel like you have eaten a big meal when in fact you haven’t could be an indicator of an inguinal hernia. These feelings of fullness will also make you feel bloated besides having pain in the lower abdomen and groin area.

 

Heartburn

 

There are many causes of heartburn and a hiatal hernia is one of them.  A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper section of the stomach gets squeezed through the diaphragm opening. This pushes the stomach acids to seep into the esophagus which causes heartburn.

 

Heaviness in the groin or abdomen

 

A hernia is a bulge in a place where it should be and this leads to feelings of heaviness in the area that’s affected.

 

A bulge in the scrotum or groin

 

Any bulge or swelling in the groin or scrotum could be a sign that you have an inguinal hernia, which is common in men.

 

Pain in the pelvic area

 

An inguinal hernia is likely to cause pain in the pelvic area. The future of inguinal hernia repair is very promising, though you will want to see a doctor if it is painful.

 

It is important to seek medical attention if you suspect that you have a hernia since when left untreated, it can lead to more serious health risks. Hernia repair surgery at Huntington Station at Clarity Surgical can be beneficial in mitigating any health risks that can result from an untreated hernia.