The 3 Most Common Types of Abdominal Hernias in Men


When a fatty tissue or an organ squeezes through a spot in a connective tissue called a fascia, or in a surrounding muscle, a hernia is caused. There are many different types of hernia, but in men, there are three types that occur most commonly. These are inguinal hernia or inner groin hernia, hiatal hernias or hernias or the upper stomach and incisional hernia, which result from an incision.

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What to Expect Before and After Hernia Surgery


A hernia surgery is usually a fairly minimally invasive one, the goal of which is to repair the weak tissue situated in your abdominal wall so that your intestines or other such tissue is not able to push through again. The earlier you choose to repair the hernia, the smaller the size of the hernia, and thus, lesser trauma from surgery. Surgery on smaller hernias need less recovery time, and that is why it is wise to seek medical attention sooner rather than later.

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Types of Hernia – How Are They Recognized?


A hernia is a protrusion of tissue through a wall of muscle. Most hernias occur in the abdominal region. They are observed as a small lump that might disappear when the patient lies down or when the lump is pressed. Some hernias are painful, especially when the patient bends, coughs, or lifts weights.

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Signs and Symptoms of Hernia in your Child


Two types of hernia commonly found in children are Inguinal hernia and Umbilical hernia. Most medical literature indicates that in many cases, inguinal hernias affecting a child do not show any obvious symptoms. However, you as the parent of a child should be alert if you see your child straining to cry or cough, straining during bowel movements, or displaying a visible bulge in the tummy or belly button region when standing upright.

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