A bulging of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening.
More than 200,000 US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Lab tests or imaging rarely required
Medium-term: resolves within months
Typically, a hernia involves the stomach or intestine.
Symptoms include a bulge, swelling, or pain. In some cases, there are no symptoms.
Treatment includes monitoring the condition. If needed, surgery can return tissue to its normal location and close the opening.
41-60 Very common
60+ Very common
Males Very common