What is a Hernia?
Organs are held in place by either muscles or tissues. When an organ pushes through the muscle or tissue which is holding it in place, a Hernia has occurred. For example, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Hernias can occur in the abdomen, upper thigh, belly button or groin. Most Hernias don’t go away on their own and they require treatment. Hernias can become serious and life threatening. Surgery may be required.