Why Choose Florida Hospital
Hernias occur in many forms – some at birth and some as a result of exertion or other factors. While hernia pain can often be tolerated for a period of time, hernias do not resolve themselves and can worsen considerably if not repaired. Many of the premiere Florida hernia surgeons are found at Florida Hospital. Hernia repair procedures are their specialty. If you’re suffering from hernia pain or suspect you may have a hernia, make an appointment with a Florida Hospital physician today.
What Is A Hernia?
A hernia is a bulge that occurs through the muscles of the abdominal wall. A hernia can be a bulging intestine or other organ, or even fat. Weakness in the muscle wall allows these bulges to push through. In adults, the most common types of hernia are inguinal, incisional and hiatal.
Inguinal hernias occur in the upper thigh near the groin. An incisional hernia occurs after abdominal surgery as a result of the abdominal wall failing to heal properly. These types of hernias are considered to be reducible if they disappear when you lie down. If they don’t disappear, it means part of an intestine is trapped in the weakened bowel wall and is considered a non-reducible hernia.
A hiatal hernia occurs when a hole in the diaphragm allows the upper part of the stomach to protrude upward into the chest cavity, allowing acid retention in the esophagus. It can be associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease and rarely needs to be treated surgically.
Some infants are born with hernias. Types of pediatric hernias include inguinal, umbilical, diaphragmatic and epigastric.