Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe
4 minute read
13 Sep 2021
7:15 am

What you need to know: How to handle a hernia

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe

This condition typically does not get better on its own.

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A hernia is when an internal organ pushes through a weak spot in your muscle or tissue that normally contains it. Most hernias occur in the abdominal cavity, between the chest and the hips. There are several types of hernias that one can experience, including inguinal hernias, femoral hernias, umbilical hernias and Hiatal hernias. It’s important to treat them quickly. If you think you have a hernia, don’t wait to seek help. A neglected hernia can grow larger and more painful and this can lead to complications and possibly emergency surgery. Early repair is more successful, less risky and offers...