A hernia is when an organ pushes into the wall of the cavity (usually muscles) around the organ. It's most common in the abdomin. They can be caused by lifting a heavy object improperly, hard bouts of coughing, sharp blows, tight clothing, incorrect posture, etc. Some can be pushed back into place & others need surgery to be repaired. If a hernia isn't repaired it can become strangulated.
Symptoms vary depending on the type/location of the hernia. They include:
- Bulge in the groin