A hernia occurs when an organ squeezes through an opening in the tissue or muscle that holds it in place. For instance, intestines can break through any weakened opening in the abdominal wall. Most common hernias are found in groin but they are also found in abdomen, belly button, and upper thigh.
Inguinal Hernia: This is the most common type of hernia and is seen in groin area. It presents as a swelling in the groin area which typically reduces on its own when the patient lies down.
Incisional Hernia: It happens when intestines pushes through the abdominal wall at the site of previous surgery. This type of hernia is commonly found in overweight people and also people who have wound infection after any form of abdominal surgery.
Femoral Hernia: When an intestine enters the canal carrying the femoral artery into the upper thigh, it is called femoral hernia. These hernias are most commonly found in obese and pregnant women.
Umbilical Hernia: In this type of hernia, part of small intestine passes through abdominal wall near the navel. It is commonly found in newborns and also affects overweight women or women with multiple pregnancies.
Hiatal Hernia:It happens when upper stomach squeezes through an opening in the diaphragm, called hiatus.
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