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Hernia occurs when a weak spot in your connective tissue called fascia allows an organ or tissues to push through and cause a bulge. That bulge may not be visible when you lie down, but coughing can make it reappear. A hernia is commonly found in the groin, belly button, or in a surgical scar. Poor nutrition, enlarged prostate, smoking and abdominal fluid can be the most common causes for hernia. Also, lifting heavy weights, diarrhoea and persistent coughing can also lead to hernia. Here, we tell you about the signs you need to be aware of that may indicate hernia.
Inability to move bowels: Another common sign that you are suffering from hernia is your inability to move bowels. If left untreated, hernia can cause swelling in the area nearby.
Difficulty in swallowing: Hiatal hernia can slow down the emptying process of your lower part of oesophagus and the stomach that makes it difficult for you to swallow food.
Pain in your groin: If you experience pain in your groin region, especially when you bend or lift stuff, it can be an indication of hernia and you should immediately consult your doctor.
Blood in your stool: Apart from constipation, blood in your bowel movements can also be a sign that you have hernia. This happens due to a damaged digestive tract.