Web chat: Ask an expert about hernias 

13/01/2017 00:00 
Our expert is consultant upper GI surgeon Mr Khaled Dawas. Mr Dawas will be here to answer any question you may have about hernias, from symptoms to diagnosis and treatment.
 

A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.

A hernia usually develops between your chest and hips. In many cases, it causes no or very few symptoms, although you may notice a swelling or lump in your tummy (abdomen) or groin.

The lump can often be pushed back in or disappears when you lie down. Coughing or straining may make the lump appear.

Our expert is consultant upper GI surgeon Mr Khaled Dawas. He is a senior member of the upper GI surgery team with much experience in both cancer and benign surgery (such as surgery for hernias). Mr Dawas will be here to answer any question you may have about hernias, from symptoms to diagnosis and treatment.

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