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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Abnormal protrusion : Most of the time hernia means there is a hole in the abdominal wall , its contents can enter and resulting intestinal obstruction & strangulatio ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
Hernia : As defined by pubmed, "a hernia is a sac formed by the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum). The sac comes through a hole or weak area in the f ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in 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. Ivan Colon
26 years experience in 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 in 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Nature/Nurture: Most hernias develop due to a "birth defect" of sorts, where natural holes in the abdominal wall present in fetal life fail to close. This may manife ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Once you fix it.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Not that i know of. I'm 51 yrs old and no hernias so far. Dad has had 2, my brother one. Sister good and i'm good too ! check back with me later, in c ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Very common: Hernias are more common in males, one of the most frequent reasons for surgery in the us.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience in 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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