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How hernias appear

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I visited my GP last night, as i\\\\\\\'ve been noticing that when walking or standing My navel changes, He thinks it;s a small hernia. the past week or so I\\\\\\\'ve been a bit constipated, could this cause it? I have to wait 8-12 weeks for the NHS, to asses it


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replied July 26th, 2010
Hernia Answer A14580
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You want to know the cause of the symptoms that you experience.

Hernias appear on so-called anatomically weak spots on the abdominal muscular wall. Hernias appear in situations when there is increased abdominal pressure such as pushing, pulling, weight lifting and pushing when defecating. The increased abdominal pressure causes part of intestines or peritoneum to pass through that weak spot and create a lump. It can be diagnosed with a physical exam and an ultrasound.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options.


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