Essay on Hernia

Words: 1229
Pages: 5


There are many different types of hernias. The most common type is inguinal which occurs in the groin (Balentine, J.R, 2010). Other types of hernias are femoral, umbilical, incisional, hiatal, sports, and congenital diaphragmatic. Symptoms of a hernia may include pain or discomfort and localized swelling on the abdomen or in the groin area. If a hernia is found the usual treatment is surgery. Most common surgery is laparoscopic.

What is a hernia? Why do we get them? What are symptoms caused by hernias? Who is more likely to get a hernia? How to help prevent from getting a one? These are all questions many people have. A hernia is any condition in which the viscera protrude through a weak point in the muscular wall of
…show more content…
An enterocele is a vaginal hernia, which occurs when your small intestine descends into the lower pelvic cavity and pushes at the top part of your vagina, creating a bulge. Enteroceles most commonly occur in women who have had surgery to remove the uterus, hysterectomy. A vaginal hernia is due to the weakening of the pelvic floor structures. Aging and childbirth play a big part in weakening these muscles. There are exercises to help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. Hiatal hernias are when the upper part of the stomach extends into the chest cavity through an opening of the diaphragm. There are two types of hiatal hernias: sliding and fixed. The most common symptoms of hiatal hernias are heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). But by having these symptoms does not always mean you have a hernia. Some people have a hiatal hernia and do not have these symptoms, while others have heartburn or GERD and do not have a hernia. In order to prevent this hernia a special diet is needed. This may help control and delay the possibility of surgery. A sports hernia is of course most common in athletes. It is also known as athletic pubalgia, or Gilmore’s groin (Hernia Symptoms, 2007-2008). Pain from a sports hernia can be found in the lower abdomen, groin, or just one side of the abdomen. Pain will usually start out slow and will intensify with sudden movements. Unlike all the other abdominal hernias, the best way