This Concept Map has information related to: Zoom-Hernia, Hernia Symptoms 1. Pain or discomfort and a Localized Swelling somewhere on the surface of the Abdomen or in the Groin Area. 2. Serious complications from a hernia result from trapping of tissues in the hernia (Incarceration); Blood supply to the intestine is reduced; It can result in the damage of death of the tissue. 3. Additional possible Symptoms: Anorexia (loss of apetite), Nausea (feeling of wanting to vomit), Vomiting, and Fever, Hernia Diagnosis & Treatment Consult Doctor; Although Hernia is not usually a serious condition, it may gradually become bigger and more uncomfortable. Not all Lumps/Swellings on the abdominal wall or in the Groin are Hernias. Other possible causes include benign or malignant tumors or enlarged lymph nodes. * Treatment: Hernia repair is one of the most common operations performed by Surgeons. Inguinal hernia repair by a "key-hole" operation. Femoral Hernia repair to be repaired early. Incisional hernia repair (Large size)- a Mesh is usually used, especially for larger hernias. Umbilical, Parumbilical Hernia Repair - by a Mesh. Smaller Hernia Repair- by an operation which simply closes the defect with stitches., Hernia caused by (In adults) due to strain raising the pressure in the abdomen causing a weakness or tear in the abdominal wall, due to: (a)Persistent coughing. (b) Being overweight or pregnant. (c) Lifting, carrying/pushing heavy loads. (d) Straining on the toilet., Hernia types of Hernia 1. Abdominal wall Hernia. 2. Indirect Inguinal Hernia. 3. Direct Inguinal Hernia. 4. Femoral Hernia. 5. Umbilical Hernia. 6. Hiatal Hernia. 7. Incisional Hernia. 8. Epigastric Hernia. 9. Spigelian Hernia., Hernia is An abnormal protrusion (Lump/Bump/Swelling) or bulging out of part of an organ through the tissues that normally contain it. In this condition, a weak spot or opening in a body wall, often due to laxity of the muscles, allows part of the organ to protrude. Hernia may develop in almost any part of the body. The muscles of the abdominal wall are most commonly affected.