Hernias develop when an internal part of the body pushes through a weak point of muscle or tissue. Learn what medical treatments can help your umbilical hernia and ease your symptoms. Read more: How Do You Treat and Repair an Umbilical Hernia? Article
Multimedia: Slideshows, Images & Quizzes
Hernias: Causes, Types, and Treatments
Hernias often don't cause many symptoms, but they can lead to some serious problems. Use this WebMD slideshow to help yourself...
Hernia Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Exactly what is a hernia and why do we get them? Take this quiz to learn causes, symptoms, treatments and home remedies for this...
Related Disease Conditions
Hernia (Abdominal Hernia)
A hernia occurs when an organ or piece of tissue protrudes from the space in which it is normally contained. Symptoms of a hernia include pain, nausea, vomiting, bowel obstruction, and fever. Hernias are diagnosed by a physical exam and imaging tests. Some hernias may be held in place with a supportive belt. Other hernias require surgical repair. The prognosis of people who undergo elective hernia repair tends to be good.
When Should I Worry About Hernia Pain?
Hernias can lead to serious medical complications. Find out more about different types of hernias and when to see a doctor for hernia pain.
What Causes an Umbilical Hernia?
What is an umbilical hernia and how are they caused? Learn more about umbilical hernias, how umbilical hernias happen, and what to expect if you or your baby has an umbilical hernia.
Direct vs. Indirect Hernia
Direct and indirect hernia are both inguinal hernias. Both types of hernias may cause a visible bulge in the groin area. Weakness in the muscle of the abdominal wall causes a direct hernia. A birth defect causes an indirect hernia. Hernias that can't be pushed in need surgery.
How Do You Get a Hiatal Hernia?
A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach pushes through the muscles of the diaphragm. Here’s how you develop one and what you can do about it.
Types of Hernias
A hernia appears when a part of tissue or organ bulges through a weak point in the body. There are various types of hernia occurring in different parts of the body. The signs, symptoms, and complications vary with each type of hernia and the severity of the hernia.
Inguinal Hernia: Causes
Hernia is when part of a tissue or an organ bulges through a weak point in the body. There are various types of hernias occurring in different parts of the body.
Treatment & Diagnosis
Subscribe to MedicineNet's General Health Newsletter