Tuesday, March 27, 2012

So, what is an inguinal hernia?

A hernia occur when an organ from inside the abdominal cavity protrude out of the abdominal cavity trough a weak spot in the abdominal wall.

There are different places that a hernia can occur. Hernia in the umbilical, Epigastric, lumbar, internal, inguinal, incisional, hiatal, and Spigelian

The names of the hernia are given according to the area where they bulge

Umbilical hernia

Hiatal hernia

Epigastric hernia

Groin or Inguinal hernia

This site is dedicated to inguinal hernia

Inguinal hernia occurs when there is intra abdominal pressure on an area call the inguinal canal that is a weak spot in the lower abdominal cavity. When the deep inguinal ring which is the opening of the canal doesn’t close the opening due to the pressure being created in the abdomen, the peritoneum or fat tissue that are the layers of the abdominal wall or part of the small intestine can pass into the canal. In that stage the bulge can be seen and felt in the groin area. When the pressure in the abdominal cavity rises the protrusion will get bigger.

Without treatment the hernia will get wider and will pass through the canal and through the other side of it – the superficial inguinal ring.

Inguinal hernia occur when the inguinal canal area is weakened, usually from within.

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