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Why are some people more prone to hernias than others

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Congenital, Trauma: Many hernias develop during fetal life, although they may not manifest themselves until adulthood. Hernias often arise after abdominal surgery, and a ... Read More
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Multifactorial: The cause of a hernia may be different among patients, and even on the same patient over time. One herniaaybne caused by an operation in the setting o ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Possibly: There are some genetic factors that predispose people to hernia formation. These are not completely understood, but the short answer is yes.
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Hernias are more common in men & can run in families. While you could be at risk for other hernias, it does not mean that you definitely are destined ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The mechanisms and abnormal anatomy are quite different. And thankfully the inguinal hernia is far easier to manage.
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: The problem is, nobody knows for sure, and there is currently no easy way to test for a collagen disorder.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Not necessarily: These hernias can be congenital, born with it, or acquired in life. In an infant with hernia on one side there is high probability for the opposite s ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Not true polyp: esophageal polyps are called pseudopolyp, mean not real polyp, caused by the inflammation driven by the reflux, there are not a true polyp that can tu ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: You list conditions of Hodgkin's disease, radiation and chemo and prior hernia repairs. All these add up to a higher risk of recurrence of the hernia ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Certain : Exercises in the gym you will have to proceed with caution. May need to lessen the weight and go for reps if the area is truly at a higher risk of h ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Dr. D J answered
37 years experience General Surgery
Probably: You will have less bulging if keeping your hips straight rather than bent. Pushups will give you the least trouble and bench-pressing is better than ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Review with MD: If fat or other tissue is trapped, the ch pieces are surgical correction or nerve blockade. Because of your other medical problems, you need to revie ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience 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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