Symptoms That You Have A Hernia
Hernia Surgery Singapore: A hernia happens when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. An example of this is when a portion of your intestine breaks through a weakened area of your abdominal wall.
While hernias occur primarily in the abdomen, they may also happen in the upper thigh, belly button, and groin areas. Hernias are usually not life-threatening, but unfortunately, they do not resolve on their own too. If hernias give you a lot of trouble, or cause potential complications, you'll require hernia surgery to repair the hernia.
Symptoms Of Having A Hernia
Bump, bulge or lump: the most common symptom of a hernia is a bulge or lump.
In the case of an inguinal hernia, you may notice a lump on either side of your pubic bone where your groin and thigh meet.
You’re more likely to feel your hernia through touch when you’re standing up, bending down, or coughing.
If your baby has a hernia, you may only be able to feel the bulge when their crying.
A bulge is typically the only symptom of an umbilical hernia.
Other common symptoms of an inguinal hernia include:
Pain or discomfort in the affected area (usually the lower abdomen), especially when bending over, coughing, or lifting
Weakness, pressure, or a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen
A burning, gurgling, or aching sensation at the site of the bulge
Other symptoms of a hiatal hernia include:
Acid reflux, which is when stomach acid moves backward into the oesophagus causing a burning sensation
In some cases, hernias have no symptoms. You may not know you have a hernia unless it shows up during a routine physical or a medical exam for an unrelated problem.
Hernia Surgery Singapore: With over 20 years of clinical, surgical experience, if you think you may have a hernia, please contact the SILS Centre at +65-6479-0608, or schedule a callback by clicking here.
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