What is a Hernia?

An abdominal wall hernia is a weakness or hole in the abdominal muscles through which organs or tissue may protrude. The signs and symptoms of hernia depend on the type of hernia. Some hernias don’t cause any symptoms, but are discovered during medical exams. Some common symptoms include:

• A bulge under the skin in the groin or other abdominal area
• A burning or aching sensation at the bulge
• Groin pain or discomfort, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting
• Groin weakness or pressure

Hernia can affect men, women and children. A hernia may be the result of a defect or weakness in the abdominal wall at birth, or a weakness caused by age, injury or a previous surgical incision.

Hernia Repair at Premier Surgical

Premier Surgical physicians treat all types of hernias -from routine to very complex cases. Listen to Dr. Kristopher Williams discuss hernia repair and care in the video below.