Hernia refers to a condition in which an organ or a tissue bulges out from an abnormal opening. Most of the time, it includes the stomach or the intestine. Although it is a temporary condition and resolves within a few months, it needs immediate medical treatment as it can lead to life-threatening if left untreated.
The following are a few signs which you should not ignore as they might show towards having Hernia:
Lumps on the body:
This is the most common symptom of having a Hernia. It can cause a lump to grow on a certain body part (e.g., an Inguinal Hernia can cause a lump to grow on either side of the pubic bone.)
Pain in the affected area:
Hernias can cause pain in the affected areas, such as the testicles, groin, pelvis, abdomen, etc.
Hernias can also cause discomfort in the affected area.
Chest pain and heartburn:
Some Hernias are likely to cause chest pain as well (e.g., Hiatal Hernia.)
Indigestion and difficulty in swallowing:
In the case of Hiatal Hernia, indigestion and discomfort while swallowing comes out as a common symptom.
Vomiting and nausea:
Hernias can cause patients to feel like vomiting or make them experience nausea.
Patients might face discomfort in the passing stool if a Hernia is present.
Pain while lifting:
Hernia patients might experience pain while lifting a heavy object.
In some cases, Hernias might not even have any symptoms. Hence, if you experience any of the above symptoms, consult a doctor as soon as possible.
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