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Are hernias inherited?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Some are.
Hernias develop due to weak points in the abdominal wall.
Many of these form as "birth defects" during fetal life without any clear hereditary component. Others may develop due to an inherited weakness in the way collagen crosslinks. Still others may form following trauma such as a surgical incision.

In brief: Some are.
Hernias develop due to weak points in the abdominal wall.
Many of these form as "birth defects" during fetal life without any clear hereditary component. Others may develop due to an inherited weakness in the way collagen crosslinks. Still others may form following trauma such as a surgical incision.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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 case karma bites me in the inguinal canal later...

In brief: 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 case karma bites me in the inguinal canal later...
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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