A 30-year-old male asked:
what is hernia?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Addagada Rao answered
55 years experience General Surgery
Abnormal protrusion : Most of the time hernia means there is a hole in the abdominal wall , its contents can enter and resulting intestinal obstruction & strangulation , better explanation is an abnormal protrusion of a viscus.
Answered on Jun 26, 2020
Dr. Barry Rosen answered
33 years experience General Surgery
"Hole in the Wall": A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone of rx is surgery.
Answered on Sep 15, 2017
Dr. David Earle answered
30 years experience General Surgery
A hole: Hernia is the term used most commonly to describe a hole in the abdominal wall through which intra-abdominal organs may pass. You would see this as a lump under the skin. The perfect analogy is a hole in a car tire through which the inner tube can protrude. The only treatment is an operation. See your doctor for an exam if it persists, gets larger, or causes problems.
Answered on Sep 30, 2020
Dr. Troy Reyna answered
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Defect: usually it is a defect in a muscle wall that contains organs or separates compartments. this defect is a hole that fails to close. it allows organs such as intestine, ovaries to protrude through the hole. the risk, of course is to the organ or tissue that passes through the hole. therefore hernias need to be repaired or closed.
Answered on Jul 3, 2018
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