My brother recently had to have surgery to fix a hernia. I've heard the word a thousand times, but until then I hadn't really looked it up. What is a Hernia?
So... basically a Hernia is when an internal organ pushes its way through the muscles around it. Not good.
Swelling or bulge where its not supposed to be.
Pain around bulge.
Pain lifting or sneezing.
Swelling grows over time.
Dull ache in abdomen area that doesn't go away.
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