A hernia is when an organ pushes into the wall of the cavity (usually muscles)
Hernia types

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
  • Pain
  • Naseau/Vomiting
  • Fever


  • truss
  • Surgery

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