Posts Tagged ‘hernia’

What is an Umbilical Hernia?

What is an Umbilical Hernia? Hernias, openings in the abdominal wall, are common in patients with ascites because of the pressure exerted by the fluid on the abdomen. The navel may be pushed out due to an umbilical hernia. Hernia repair should be done only by surgeons experienced in treating cirrhosis patients, the American College…

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What is a hernia?

What is a hernia? A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall. This hole allows the protrusion of a structure that is supposed to be within the abdomen. The structure that protrudes can be some fat, a loop of intestine, the appendix, an ovary, or part of the bladder. Hernias of the abdominal wall…

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Hernia Information

Hernia Information A hernia occurs when the contents of a body cavity bulge out of the area where they are normally contained. These contents, usually portions of intestine or abdominal fatty tissue, are enclosed in the thin membrane that naturally lines the inside of the cavity. Hernias by themselves may be asymptomatic (produce no symptoms)…

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