Hernia Symptoms in Obese Patients

Indicators and symptoms of Hernias

A hernia is when tissue or an organ protrudes through muscle tissues or the membrane. Hernia symptoms are not always obvious but generally a person with a hernia will feel pain and often a lump in that area.

A hernia is made up of three parts:

  • The orifice
  • The hernia sac
  • The hernia contents

Hernias usually occur in the abdomen but can occur in other areas such as around the spinal discs, the anal area, brain, thigh and pelvis. Not all hernia symptoms are obvious as not all hernias are painful. Sometimes people are unaware they have a hernia until it becomes visible.

Hernias can occur for several reasons, some of them are:

  • Pregnancy
  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Drastic weight loss
  • Excessive Coughing
  • Excessive lifting
  • Surgery
  • Obesity

Once you think you have Hernia symptoms consult your doctor. Hernia repair can be performed by Dr. Wong at the Central Coast Weight Loss and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Contact us today for a confidential consultation to discuss your situation whether it be a hernia repair operation or other weight loss surgery options.