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A hernia is a condition in which tissue from inside the abdomen
bulges out through a weak spot in the muscles of the abdominal wall. A
strangulated hernia occurs when the tissue gets trapped very tightly in the
hernia and its blood supply is cut off.
A strangulated hernia is rare but can cause bulging, swelling, and severe pain. In more serious cases, it can cause severe bleeding, death
of the tissue (gangrene), and serious bacterial infection of the blood
Immediate surgery is always needed for a strangulated
Current as of:
August 9, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kenneth Bark, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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