Hernia

  • Alternative Names

    Hernia - inguinal; Inguinal hernia; Rupture; Strangulation; Incarceration


    Prevention
    • Use proper lifting techniques.
    • Lose weight if you are overweight.
    • Relieve or avoid constipation by eating plenty of fiber, drinking lots of fluid, going to the bathroom as soon as you have the urge, and exercising regularly.
    • Men should see their health care provider if they strain with urination. This may be a symptom of an enlarged prostate.

    References

    Turnage RH, Richardson KA, Li BD, McDonald JC. Abdominal wall, umbilicus, peritoneum, mesenteries, omentum, and retroperitoneum. In: Townsend CM, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2008:chap 43.