Dr. Scott Bloom, a Board Certified General Surgeon with AdventHealth, visited Good Day Orlando on Monday morning to discuss hernias: what they are, the symptoms of them, who is at risk, and more.
Hernias can be present from birth, or they can develop over time. Dr. Bloom advised that a hernia can display as a protrusion in the abdominal wall or belly button area, or in the groin area. They are sometimes associated with pain and should be treated to avoid long term complications that could result in the need for immediate surgery.
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