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What can cause an inguinal hernia to grow over a few years?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: "Wear-and-tear"

Anything that increases abdominal pressure has the potential to promote the growth of an existing hernia.
Some examples include heavy lifting, obesity, chronic constipation, chronic cough (smoking), etc. While all inguinal hernias do not need to be repaired, those that cause pain or are enlarging should.

In brief: "Wear-and-tear"

Anything that increases abdominal pressure has the potential to promote the growth of an existing hernia.
Some examples include heavy lifting, obesity, chronic constipation, chronic cough (smoking), etc. While all inguinal hernias do not need to be repaired, those that cause pain or are enlarging should.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Progressive

Weakening of tissues in the inguinal canal.

In brief: Progressive

Weakening of tissues in the inguinal canal.
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