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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

The abdominal wall wraps around the center of the body. It extends from just below the rib cage to the pelvis. The wall keeps the intestines and other organs in the abdominal cavity. When the wall is weakened it can tear. Intestines or other organs can bulge through the opening. This is called an abdominal hernia.

There are several kinds of abdominal hernias, can you tell us which you have?

Hernias are repaired with surgery. During the surgeries the bulging intestine is put back into place. The damaged wall is also repaired. In some cases a piece of mesh is inserted to provide extra support.

Your doctor may suggest laparoscopic surgery . This type of surgery repairs the hernia using a very small incision. The repairs are done using a lighted, thin tube and small surgical instruments.

Talk to your doctor about your options-

March 1, 2019 - 5:32am


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