When an organ or body part peeks through the tissues or muscles which withhold it, this symptom is termed as Hernia.
Causes of Hernia
Hernias occur as a result of over-stressed muscles which makes them weak and vulnerable. Some may develop this since birth, whereas; some may experience them while growing up.
- Obesity or overweight.
- Frequent tendency to cough.
- Post child delivery or while being pregnant.
What can be mistaken for a Hernia?
This occurs when there is an infection in your appendix, and it becomes inflamed. Symptoms of Appendicitis include lower abdomen pain, nausea, loss of appetite, blood in stool, etc.
This happens when an infection is formed in multiple or singular pouches in your digestive tract. Symptoms of Diverticulitis may include high fever, ache in the lower left side of your abdomen, vomiting, etc.
When a pocket filled with fluid develops in your ovary it is called an ovarian cyst. Symptoms of Ovarian cysts are irregular periods, abdominal pain, painful intercourse, etc.
Tumors are made up of fibrous tissues, and smooth muscles form Fibroid. Symptoms of Fibroid might include pelvic pain, backache, irregular periods, frequent urge to urinate, etc.
When the tissues similar to the lining of your interior uterus develop outside your uterus, it is called endometriosis. Symptoms of Endometriosis are painful menstrual cramps, lower abdominal pain, discomfort while urinating, etc.
The symptoms of Hernia include ache around the bulge or protruding area, abdominal pain, dull ache sensation, difficulty to carry heavy things or lift them. Since some of the symptoms of Hernia coincide with the symptoms mentioned in the above five disorders, many people mistake it for Hernia.