Expert Author: Peter Hutch
A hernia occurs when the contents of a body cavity bulge out of the area where they are normally contained. These contents, usually portions of intestine or abdominal fatty tissue, are enclosed in the thin membrane that naturally lines the inside of the cavity. Although the term hernia can be used for bulges in other areas, it most often is used to describe hernias of the lower torso (abdominal wall hernias).
Expert Author: Igor Stiler
In medical terminology, many terms are used such as bulging disc, pinched nerve, slipped disc or ruptured disc to describe herniated disc. Spine damage caused by disease, injury or normal wear and tear can lead to herniated disc. Herniated disc condition is the result of inflammation of the disc material caused by aging and compression on the nerve system.
Expert Author: Peter Kent
Thousands of patients experience ventral (incisional) hernias every year, and most of these hernias require hernial repair surgery. Many patients have questions about this complex medical procedure, and the different treatment options available to them. This article exists in an attempt to answer many of those queries.
Umbilical hernia occurs when the abdominal content protrudes beneath the skin through the umbilical hole. The umbilical hole, or the umbilicus is the healed scar situated in the lower abdominal area. Through it the umbilical cord enters the body while the child is still inside his mother, and through the cord vital substances are passed to the fetus.
Inguinal hernia is a disease that affects millions of people, one of the most widespread types of hernia. But many do not know about its existence and it is the subject of very few medical articles and books.
When the upper part of the stomach pokes through the esophageal hiatus, because of a weakness in its muscles, hiatal hernia occurs. The esophageal hiatus is the opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus enters the abdominal cavity.
Hernia symptoms are usually related to the bulge that hernia causes. In The early phases you only notice that small lump that does not hurt when it is touched. As the illness advances the bulge, or herniation as some specialists call it becomes painful and keeps swallowing. The lump becomes more visible when you cough or sneeze and in most cases it can be pushed back with your hand, but it will come out again in a couple of minutes. If it cannot be pushed back then it is possible that you are suffering from a strangulated hernia.
Expert Author: Sharon Hopkins
Hernia is an opening in the muscular structure of the wall of the abdomen. The weakness in the wall causes damage to the abdominal wall leading to protrusion through the thin membrane. The bulging contents usually remain in the naturally formed cavity. The contents of protrusion are mainly portions of intestines or abdominal fatty tissue. Even though theory mentions that hernia can occur anywhere but, the common region of occurrence is the abdominal area.