What happens when a hernia ruptures?


A hernia rupture is not a medical term with a specific medical meaning. In laymens terms it can refer to the original injury and tear in the fascia which results in the hernia. Or it can refer to a hernia strangulation which results in rupture of the intestine which causes peritonitis and can cause death if not operated on immediately.


Untreated hernia

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