A hernia is most commonly caused by a combination of muscle strain and muscle weakness. It can develop quickly or over a longer time period, depending on the cause. One of the common causes of hernia is failure of the abdominal wall to close properly in the womb (this is called a congenital defect).

Sometimes the weakness of the muscles is present at birth; but more often hernia occurs later in life. Anything that may cause an increase in pressure in the abdominal area can cause hernia. This includes lifting heavy objects without stabilizing the abdominal muscles, constipation, and even diarrhea.

Most of the cases of hernia occur in men. Serious complications from the condition are rare, the most common being incarceration or entrapment of the tissues inside the hernia. This can cause damage or death of the tissue.

Surgery will relieve the pain and discomfort, and make the hernia bulge go away. Hernia cannot heal on its own. A person can wait to have surgery if the hernia does not bother them, but it tends to get worse over time.

  1. September 23, 2018

    Hernias are most common in the abdomen, but they can also appear in the upper thigh, belly button, and groin areas. Most hernias aren’t immediately life-threatening, but they don’t go away on their own. Sometimes they can require surgery to prevent potentially dangerous complications.The most common symptom of a hernia is a bulge or lump in the affected area. You’re more likely to feel your hernia through touch when you’re standing up, bending down, or coughing.

  2. February 5, 2019

    Hernias can be caused by a combination of muscle weakness and strain. Depending on the cause, a hernia can develop fast or over a long period of time. Common causes of muscle weakness include: failure of the abdominal wall to close properly in the womb, which is a congenital defect.

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