Could that pain be a hernia?
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
If, when you think of a hernia, it brings to mind a condition only your father or grandfather needed to be concerned with, you're not alone. There are many misconceptions about hernias, and the failure to seek a proper diagnosis can lead to unnecessary suffering and risk of complications. Hernias actually affect an estimated 2 percent of the adult population and 4 percent of infants; but the estimates for adult, white males can be as high as 20 percent. While there are several types of hernias that can occur in various areas of the body, inguinal hernias are, by far, the most common.