What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Hernia

A hernia is a hole or rip in

Abdominal hernias usually show

Massage is locally contraindi-

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the abdominal wall or the

some bulging and mild-to-severe

cated for unreduced hernias,

 

inguinal ring through which

pain, depending on whether or

and systemically contraindicated

 

the small intestines may

not a portion of the small intes-

for unreduced hernias that show

 

protrude. A hiatal hernia

tine is trapped. Hiatal hernias are

signs of infection. For recent

 

forms where the diaphragm

usually distinguished by the pres-

surgeries, postoperative proto-

 

opens to allow the esopha-

ence of chronic heartburn.

cols should be observed. For

 

gus to pass; when this hole

 

old hernia surgeries, massage is

 

becomes wider, the stom-

 

indicated.

 

ach protrudes upwardly.

 

 

 

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