What is a Hernia?
A hernia occurs when an organ bulges through weakened tissue or abdominal opening, and it can be caused by a number of different things. These ruptures often develop after surgery, where the tissue is in a weakened state and susceptible to damage. Hernias may occur in the abdomen, upper thigh, groin, and/or belly button, and can affect both men and women alike. They generally cause pain and discomfort and may even cause cosmetic issues.