What is an Abdominal Hernia?
An abdominal hernia is the protrusion of an organ that occurs when the intestine pushes through a weakened area of the abdominal wall.
What Causes an Abdominal Hernia?
Abdominal hernias are caused when an area of the abdominal becomes weakened or torn. Weakening can be caused at birth, over time due to physical stress, injury, pregnancy or aging. Weakness can also be due to a tear in the site of a previous surgical incision.
Symptoms of an Abdominal Hernia
- Swelling beneath the skin
- Blood in the stool
- Discomfort when lifting or bending
Abdominal Hernia Treatments Offered
Hernia repair surgery in which hernias are “pushed back” and the weakened wall is repaired, usually using a mesh to reinforce the weakened abdominal wall. Surgery can be done laparoscopically.
Mercy Can Help You with Your Abdominal Hernia
Talk to your doctor if you feel you have an abdominal hernia. Call 1.877. GO MERCY to schedule an appointment with a hernia specialist.