A hernia usually develops between your chest and hips.
In many cases, it causes no or very few symptoms, although you may notice a swelling or lump in your tummy (abdomen) or groin.
The lump can often be pushed back in or disappears when you lie down.
Coughing or straining may make the lump appear.
How do you know if you have a hernia or not?
These can include things like heartburn, trouble swallowing, and chest pain. In many cases, hernias have no symptoms. You may not know you have a hernia unless it shows up during a routine physical or a medical exam for an unrelated problem.
What does an abdominal hernia look like?
Abdominal wall hernias are generally visible: they will look like a lump or bulge beneath the skin. These hernias don’t usually cause any other symptoms except for mild pain or discomfort, usually when you are straining (for instance, lifting something heavy).
What causes hernia in stomach?
Anything that causes an increase in pressure in the abdomen can cause a hernia, including:
- Lifting heavy objects without stabilizing the abdominal muscles.
- Diarrhea or constipation.
- Persistent coughing or sneezing.
How do you know if you have a abdominal hernia?
Heaviness in the groin or abdomen. Pain or discomfort during a bowel movement or urination. Pain or discomfort toward the end of the day, particularly if you were standing a lot. Any symptoms of a strangulated hernia, which include fever, vomiting, nausea, and severe cramping.