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Hernia Symptoms that can be useful in early Detection of the Disease

A hernia happens when an internal part of the body or area of an organ or tissue pushes or spills out through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or tissue wall.  These generally occur in groin or abdomen.

This bulge can be painful, when you a cough, bend over or lift a heavy object.

Mostly all hernias are an external hernia.

The common symptoms of an external hernia include the following:

  • A noticeable lump or bulge in the groin or abdomen.
  • A bulge that can be pushed back in or disappears when lying down
  • An increase in the size of the bulge over time
  • Swelling, pain, or a bulge in the groin or scrotum in men
  • Pain or a burning or aching sensation at the site of the bulge
  • Pain while coughing, bending over, or lifting heavy objects
  • A heavy feeling in your groin
  • Weakness or a feeling of pressure in your groin
  • A sense of fullness or bowel obstruction.

The Common Symptoms of  Internal Hernia are

Unlike an external hernia, an internal hernia will not be seen as a bulge outside the body.

One of the most common types of an internal hernia is a hiatal hernia, In Hiatal Hernia a part of the stomach pushes up through the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a sheet of muscle that separates your abdomen from your chest.

In most of the cases, a hiatal hernia doesn’t show any symptoms at all.

But sometimes a hiatal hernia can cause gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD). It’s a situation when digestive juices in the stomach move up into the esophagus, known as acid reflux.

Symptoms of GERD include these reactions:

  • Heartburn (a sense of burning in the upper chest)
  • A bitter, acidic, or sour taste in the back of your throat
  • A  feeling stomach bloating
  • Frequent unpleasant burping
  • Discomfort or pain in your stomach or esophagus

A hiatal hernia can sometimes also cause chest pain. This can further lead to a heart attack. If you experience chest pain, it’s important to call or see a doctor right away.

Immediate medical attention should be sought immediately if a hernia produces even an acute abdominal discomfort.