What Is a Hernia?

Q:
What is a hernia?

A:
A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place.

Hernias are most common in the abdomen, but they can also appear in the upper thigh, belly button, and groin areas. Most hernias aren’t immediately life-threatening, but they don’t go away on their own. Sometimes they can require surgery to prevent potentially dangerous complications.

To learn more you should go to a medical professional.

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