Hernia

What is Hernia?

A hernia is a protrusion of a structure, through an opening in the wall.

Weakness of abdominal muscles or a gap in muscular wall will allow intestine, internal fat or other structure to project outside the normal body wall; resulting in a swelling ….This is Hernia.



This hernial swelling might disappear on lying down or relaxation and can reappear on standing , walking, jumping, running or straining.

Hernia can be at any age- from infancy to an old-age.

Types of Hernia

Hernia can be classified in a different way:

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Congenital – by birth i.e., development disorders

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Infantile – during infant stage due to weakness

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Senile – due to weakness in elderly persons

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Traumatic – due to injury or strain

Further, it can be classified as:
 

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Bulging

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Sliding

It can also be classified as:
 

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Reducible – which get back easily to original position

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Non-reducible – which will not get reduced due to strangulation or obstruction

According to region

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Inguinal

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Femoral

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Umbilical

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Epigastric

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Hiatus
 

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