What is incisional hernia?

Incisional Hernia
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What are the symptoms of an incisional hernia?

An incisional hernia can cause a bulge where tissue pushes up in the area of an incision. This type of hernia can be large and painful.

What is an incisional hernia?

An incisional hernia is a problem that occurs when a bulge of tissue pushes through the wall of muscle that's holding it in. It happens after surgery in the belly, near the incision. Usually it occurs along a vertical (up and down) incision. It can happen months or even years after surgery.

What causes an incisional hernia?

An incisional hernia is caused by a cut (incision) in a muscle leaving a weak area after surgery. Tissue pushes out through the muscle where the cut was made.

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