If you think you may have a hernia, then a visit to general surgeon Dr. Elijah Mobley who provides health care and surgery for the residents of Montclair in San Bernardino County, is a good place to start your healing journey.
The majority of the time hernias do not cause problems. Some people can have them their whole life and not even know it. A hernia only becomes a problem when it starts to cause you pain. That raises concerns that complications may have arisen.
Most hernias are called reducible; if you lay down on your bed and due to the effects of gravity, the bulge in the groin area will disappear. Due to the effects of gravity, if the bulge disappears then the intestinal contents have returned to where they belong. If the bulge does not disappear when you lie down, then there is a reason for concern. The hernia may become strangulated, or incarceration may be occurring, this is when you need to visit a general surgeon such as Dr. Elijah Mobley, who performs general surgery.
What causes a Hernia?
Hernias are more common in people, especially men, whose abdominal muscles have weakened or who do a lot of heavy lifting or straining. This is why hernias are more common in men than in women. In addition, the inguinal canal is significantly larger in men. Which makes men more susceptible to hernias than women.
An obvious bulge or swelling under the skin in the groin or abdominal area that does not disappear when you lie down. The area may also be tender to touch.
Discomfort or pain in the abdominal area when you bend over or lift something.
A heavy feeling in the abdominal area that is often accompanied by blood in the stool or constipation that doesn’t go away.
Dr. Elijah Mobley, a general surgeon, will perform a physical exam. If the physical exam is inconclusive, then an ultrasound will be done to confirm a hernia. A simple, very safe, and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery will repair the hernia.
There is no need to suffer in pain because of your hernia when Dr. Elijah Mobley, a general surgeon can easily and quickly repair the problem causing the hernia.