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Conditions - Herniae

A hernia is a defect or weakness in the abdominal wall. It may be congenital (present from birth) or be acquired over time. Herniae can also occur at the site of previous abdominal surgery. Herniae usually present as a lump or bulge and if the defect is large enough abdominal contents can protrude through the defect. Common hernia sites are the groin (inguinal and femoral), umbilicus and sites of previous surgical incisions.

Signs and Symptoms

A hernia usually presents as a lump that comes and goes. It is usually worse when standing, coughing or straining and there is often pain at the site, especially with straining. Severe pain, nausea and vomiting can occur if the hernia incarcerates or causes intestinal obstruction.

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