A hernia is a sac formed by the lining of the abdominal cavity that is forced through a hole or weak area in the layer of the abdominal wall the surrounds the abdominal muscles. There are different types of hernias based on where in the body they occur. There are typically no obvious causes for a hernia, but they can occur after heavy lifting.
- Mild pain or discomfort
- Discomfort worsens when you stand