Health Tip of the Week, sponsored by Baton Rouge General: That lump you’re feeling could be a hernia

    If you’ve noticed a slight lump or bulge under your skin in your groin or abdomen area that is accompanied by pain or discomfort, you might have a hernia. Hernias most often occur when the stomach or other organs in the abdomen poke through a torn or weak spot in your muscle. Pelvic pain is the most common symptom, and you may also notice that symptoms become worse when straining, lifting heavy objects or standing. If you think you have a hernia, schedule an appointment with your doctor.

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