Internal hernias are rare and involve part of an organ within the abdomen pushing through an opening in the wall of another organ in the abdomen. These include diaphragmatic hernias (an opening in the diaphragm allows organs to push through) and paraduodenal hernias. Many internal hernias are often not detected until they become painful, incarcerated, or strangled of its blood supply.
- Q How do other illnesses affect internal or external hernias?
- Q How do I prepare to see my doctor about my internal or external hernia?
- Q What causes an internal or external hernia?
- Q How do I manage my external or internal hernia on a daily basis?
- Q Is an internal or external hernia life-threatening?
- Q What should I know to care for someone with an internal or external hernia?