An abdominal hernia is a piece of the intestine or other organ protruding through an opening in the abdominal wall, as described by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Hernias occur where the abdominal wall ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Some symptoms of a lower abdominal or inguinal hernia include a bulge in the area on either side of the pubic bone, as well as weakness or pressure in the groin, states the Mayo Clinic. Another symptom is pain in the gro... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Abdominal hernias are caused by scar tissue from abdominal surgery, the belly button not properly closing and heavy lifting, although many times, there is no clear cause, reports the University of Maryland Medical Center... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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According to Mayo Clinic, hernias can be caused by a variety of factors such as straining when urinating or passing stool, heavy lifting and abdominal wall weakness. Hernias can also be brought on by a build up of pressu... More » Health Conditions & Diseases