Everything You Should Know About Abdominal Wall Hernias

When there is a weakness in the abdominal wall, an abdominal wall hernia can develop. The muscles and tissue of the abdominal wall provide strength and hold in all the contents of the abdominal cavity. If there is an opening in the wall, it can allow the inside to press through creating a hernia. Commonly, there is pain with a hernia, and if you think you might have one, here is everything you should know about abdominal wall hernias.

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The Many Types of Hernia Mesh Explained

Hernia mesh is a medical device used to reinforce a hernia repair and prevent recurrence of a hernia. Because there are many different types of hernia mesh available, it is important to consult with a specialist at Michigan Hernia Surgery to discuss your individual circumstances and optimal expectations after surgery.

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Is It A Ventral Hernia?

A ventral hernia is sometimes referred to as an “incisional” hernia, meaning it forms at the site of a past surgical incision. This is true but can be misleading since there are many other factors involved in why a ventral hernia occurs.  

The fundamental cause of a ventral hernia is a weakened abdominal wall where a bulge of tissues is able to push through, and it can happen anywhere in the abdomen.

Here is some helpful information about the signs, risk factors, and seriousness of a ventral hernia.

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