January 9th, 2015
A hernia is a very painful condition that can occur within the body. There are many types of hernias that can result from a variety of causes. If you have pain in the stomach area, it may be caused by one kind of hernia.
A hernia will have symptoms of swelling under the skin, a heavy feeling in the abdomen, discomfort in the groin when bending over, and heart burn. Hernias need immediate medical care, so contact your doctor immediately if you think you have one. Here are the detailed types of hernias.
The hernia will be diagnosed through a physical examination by the doctor. Hernia swelling is often visible and ultrasounds can be used to see if they are present.
If a person does indeed have a hernia, the treatment is conventional hernia-surgery. It is also very common to have a hernia and live with it, only to have it monitored on occasion by the doctor. You may need to wear a special belt to hold the hernia in place until surgery. Pain relievers can also be prescribed by the doctor to deal with the, often intense, pain of the hernia.
If you think you have a hernia, see your doctor immediately.