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Hernia – Symptoms and Types in Women and Men

A Hernia occurs when a weak point in your muscle or tissue allows an internal organ to protrude out of your body. Femoral, umbilical, and Hiatal hernias are among the many varieties of inguinal, femoral, and Hiatal hernias that may occur. The sooner you treat it will be better.

What exactly is a hernia?

What we refer to as a hernia is when an internal organ or other bodily component protrudes through the muscle or tissue that typically holds it in place. Between the chest and the hips, hernias are most common.

Types of Hernia

Intestinal hernias are most often seen in the following configurations. The spermatic cord and blood arteries going to the testicles travel via the inguinal canal in males. Womb-supporting circular ligaments are seen in women’s inguinal canals. Fat or part of the intestine protrudes from the groin near the top of the inner thigh in an inguinal hernia. Men are more likely to suffer from this than women.

At the top of the inner thigh, fat or portion of the intestine might protrude via a femoral hernia. Older women are more likely to suffer from femoral hernias than younger women.

Fat or part of the small intestine protrudes from an umbilical hernia (belly button).

It occurs when a portion of the stomach protrudes from the diaphragm into the lungs (the horizontal sheet of muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen).

Hernias of the abdomen include:

  1. An incisional hernia occurs when tissue pushes through a scar left behind after surgery on the abdomen or pelvis.
  2. It’s called an epigastric hernia when fatty tissue protrudes from your abdomen between your navel and sternum (breastbone).
  3. Hernia of the Spigelian type: The intestine protrudes from the abdominal wall, just below the navel.
  4. A hole in the diaphragm allows abdominal organs to pass into the chest cavity.


It is possible for an abdominal or groin hernia to generate an obvious lump or bulge that may be pushed back in or that disappears while laying down. An already-pushed lump may rise to the surface when one of the following occurs: laughing, weeping; coughing; straining; or engaging in vigorous physical activity. Hernias may cause a wide range of symptoms, including:

  • Groin or scrotum swell or bulging (the pouch that contains the testicles).
  • The bulge is causing more agony.
  • Lifting causes discomfort.
  • Over time, the size of the dimple has grown.
  • A dull, painful numbness.
  • Signs indicate a bowel blockage, such as a sensation of fullness.

When a hiatal hernia occurs, the exterior of the body does not expand outward. Instead, heartburn, indigestion, trouble swallowing, frequent regurgitation (bringing food back up), and chest discomfort are possible symptoms


In case you are facing such symptoms or are looking for follow-up treatment for Hernia, please get in touch with Inamdar Hospital in Pune

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