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Could that Bulge Be a Hernia?

Posted 8/4/2014 by UHBlog

Do you have a bulge in your stomach, groin or belly button? Or perhaps at the site of a recent surgical incision? Even if it’s not painful – this fleshy lump could be a hernia. Hernias occur when an organ or body fat pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. Heavy lifting, coughing fits or straining during bowel movements all create intense pressure than can cause a hernia. Sometimes the skin surrounding the bulge can be dark red or purplish, and sometimes it is accompanied...

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