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What causes hernia in females?

What causes hernia in females?

Most hernias: Occur spontaneously with no cause or reason. Sometimes hernias are associated with repetitive heavy lifting, obesity or past pregnancy. Most common location of hernias are the groins or umbilical region. The cause of one type of hernia can be an incisionsl hernia caused by previous surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Can a hiatel hernia cause breathing or weight problems? I am a 47 yr old female.

Can a hiatel hernia cause breathing or weight problems? I am a 47 yr old female.

Maybe: Large hiatal hernias can cause shortness of breath, but this is unusual in somebody that is 47. These are also known as paraesophageal hernias, and can be diagnosed on endoscopy or upper G.I. Contrast study. Small hiatal hernias are typically completely asymptomatic. The hiatal hernia would not be associated with weight problems unless it prevented you from eating in which case you may have unplanned weight loss. ...Read more

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I am a woman did sex cause my inguinal hernia?

I am a woman did sex cause my inguinal hernia?

Hernia causes: The most common causes of hernia are exertion and hereditary reasons. Hernias are less common in women than in men. I would be skeptical that intercourse would result in a hernia. ...Read more

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What could cause or explain hiatal hernia in thin 28yr old female (never pregnant)? Is this common in young non obese women?

What could cause or explain hiatal hernia in thin 28yr old female (never pregnant)? Is this common in young non obese women?

Congenital: Hernias are unrelated to obesity and yes i see frequently young women with this problem but the incidence is higher in older patients. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm a female. 55 yrs old. I have a small hernia on right dude if belly button could that cause pain going up towards ribs on both sides? Thanks

Hi. I'm a female. 55 yrs old.  I have a  small hernia on right dude if belly button could that cause pain going up towards ribs on both sides?  Thanks

Incarcerated hernia: A right sided paraumbilical hernia can occassionally incarcerate a portion of a loop of small bowel. Initial inflammatory changes could cause refetted pain to the rib areas that you describe. ...Read more

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What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long

What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long

Many factors: There are many factors that contribute to hernia formation after an operation, including a genetic predisposition, suturing technique, obesity, post-op activity level, immune system suppression, and infection to name a few. Hope you don't get a hernia. ...Read more

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1st csection 4wks ago I've read what issues Csec cause numbness scar tissue adhesions hernias intestinal issues ect do all women have these problems?

1st csection 4wks ago I've read what issues Csec cause numbness scar tissue adhesions hernias intestinal issues ect do all women have these problems?

Not all women: Those are potential negative consequences as a result of a c/s, but most women do not experience any of these issues. Numbness at the site of the scar is probably more common than the other things listed, which are rare. If you are concerned about anything, call and see your OBGYN. ...Read more

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20 years old female I was told I have a fat contaning umblical hernia. I do get bowel problems and stomach pain but no one told me the hernia is cause?

20 years old female I was told I have a fat contaning umblical hernia. I do get bowel problems and stomach pain but no one told me the hernia is cause?

May not be: Sounds like your umbilical hernia does not contain bowel, but omentum (fatty apron of tissue overlying abdominal contents); can cause pain. Don't know your bowel problems, unlikely to be responsible. ...Read more

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