Each year, an estimated 5 million Americans develop hernias. Today, there is little reason to fear surgical repair. Hernia surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis and patients are able to return to most normal activities in a matter of a few days.
Is it a hernia? Most of the time, you will not notice the beginning of a hernia, as they start out as pain or as a very small unnoticeable lump. Signs that you may have a hernia include:
- Swelling or a lump in the midline of the abdomen, around the umbilicus or in the groins
- Nausea or an upset stomach
- Localized pain – from mild to severe pain
- Heartburn or excessive belching
If you suspect that you may have developed a hernia or have unusual groin or stomach pain, consult the experts at Maple Grove Surgical Specialists who have over 20 years of hernia repair experience. Got questions? Give us a call anytime at 763-416-0676 or stop in to our Maple Grove location.