What is diverticulitis?
Diverticulitis is an inflammatory/infectious condition that primarily affects the large intestine. Diverticulosis is believed to affect as many as 50% of the population and is characterized by the development of small bulges in the wall of the colon. Patients with diverticulosis may have few or no symptoms. On the other hand, diverticulitis occurs when these bulges, known as diverticula, become inflamed or infected.
An inguinal hernia is a protrusion through a weak spot in the groin muscles causing a sometimes painful and unsightly bulge.
Inguinal hernias can get bigger and cause persistent pain or complications. Overtime inguinal hernias can get bigger or cause persistent pains and complications, such as incarceration “getting stuck” or strangulation “tissue blood supplied choked.” Many hernias are referred to surgery which can be performed laparoscopically.
A hernia is a condition characterized by the abnormal exit of tissue or an organ through the wall of the cavity in which it normally resides. In most instances, hernias tend to develop somewhere between the chest and hips.