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A hernia happens when an area of your muscle wall, membrane, or tissue that holds your internal organs in place becomes weakened or develops an opening. Once the weakened area or hole becomes large enough, a part of the internal organ starts poking out of its protective area. Thus, a hernia is analogous to a bag with a small hole that allows whatever you're holding, such as food or a can, to come out. Since a hernia can happen for different reasons, it's important to know how to check for a hernia to prevent further complications.