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What is the definition of hernia and how would i know if I have one before going to the doctor?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: A hernia is a

Defect in the normal structures of the abdomen or diaphragm, that can cause bulging, pain, or bowel dysfunction.
Symptoms depend on where the hernia is including inguinal/groin, umbilical, diaphragmatic, femoral or several of the more rare and difficult to diagnose hernias. See your regular doctor for an exam.

In brief: A hernia is a

Defect in the normal structures of the abdomen or diaphragm, that can cause bulging, pain, or bowel dysfunction.
Symptoms depend on where the hernia is including inguinal/groin, umbilical, diaphragmatic, femoral or several of the more rare and difficult to diagnose hernias. See your regular doctor for an exam.
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