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 What is the most common symptom of an internal or external hernia?
- Q How do I prepare to see my doctor about my internal or external hernia?
- Q Are internal or external hernias more common in men or women?
- Q How do I manage my external or internal hernia on a daily basis?
- Q Can an internal or external hernia be prevented?
- Q What should I know to care for someone with an internal or external hernia?