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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
37 years experience General Surgery
Not usually: Most hiatal hernias develop over time, with risk factors such as obesity and smoking.
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Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Rarely.: There have been reports of familial hiatal hernias (see reference). Most, however, are thought to be acquired. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
The issues of: Ganing weight are most due to food consumptionand weight bearing excercise. Start a weight lifiting regimen and eat protein. A samll iatal hernia, i ... Read More
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: It is rare to need to gain weight. You may be low normal. To gain muscle instead of fat increase your exercise and protein intake. Work with your do ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Tissue bulge: A hernia occurs when a small tissue bulges out through an opening in the muscles. Any part of the abdominal wall can weaken and develop a hernia, but ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience General Surgery
A fascial tear: All hernias are caused by a disruption in the fascia of the abdominal wall. Fascia is a strong sheet of connective tissue that extends from the top of ... Read More
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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Hernia: Hernias can cause pain and more commonly when they are intermitently stuck or incarcerated in the defect. The will usually also cause some local bulgi ... Read More
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Dr. Ivan Colon
26 years experience Urology
Depends: Hernias by themselves may be asymptomatic (produce no symptoms) or cause slight to severe pain, or just present as a bulge (especially at the groin). ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Defect or hole: Hernia is a defect in abdominal wall most of the time, but more correctly abnormal protrusion of a viscus ( like disc, brain etc ).
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Umbilical hernia : It is protrusion of something (usually fat but can b bowel as well) through the belly button. Umbilical cord comes through there and sometimes never c ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: A hernia is most commonly a weakness of the body fibers in the abdominal wall. Most common sites for hernias are groin and umbilical region. There is ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
No.: A "hernia" commonly refers to a weakened area of the abdominal wall muscles. The resulting defect essentially provides a hole through which a loop of ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hernia, where?: A visit to your doctor is what you need if you suspect hernia, good luck
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenton Zehr
31 years experience General Surgery
Yes: If the contents of the hernia sac have a compromised blood supply from twisting or compression the tissue can die. This can be very serious and cause ... Read More

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