Hernias are much more common than you would be led to believe. Most people with one will rarely show symptoms other than mild discomfort. Someone with a hernia can’t leave it untreated in the hope it will go away.
While many of the symptoms are clear to pick up on (bulges, pains, trouble swallowing, heartburn etc.), the common risk factors for developing a hernia can help someone understand if their aches and pains could be a hernia.
At OneWelbeck Digestive Health, we help patients who need treatment for hernias of the groin and abdominal wall (inguinal hernias). We believe that a solid knowledge of common risk factors is important and can help anyone gain some insight as to why a hernia can occur.
Here is some information, common risk factors, and what to look out for with regards to inguinal hernias.