What are the characteristics of an asymptomatic abdominal hernia?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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An asymptomatic hernia commonly has the following characteristics [27] :

  • Swelling or fullness at the hernia site
  • Aching sensation (radiating into the area of the hernia)
  • No true pain or tenderness upon examination
  • Enlargement with increasing intra-abdominal pressure or standing

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