With a hernia, what are the first signs indicating the bowels blood supply has been cut off? And how do you prevent it from occurring?
"Incarceration" A hernia is said to be "incarcerated" when the contents of the hernia cannot be reduced back into the abdominal cavity. If the incarcerated structure is intestine, the blood supply can be cut off; this is called a strangulated hernia. If you have a tender hernia that cannot be reduced, especially with vomiting and bloating, this is a surgical emergency.