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Why are some people more prone to hernias than others?

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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
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In brief: 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 of obesity and complicated by an infection. Another may be caused by a car accident. What is also important, but unknown is the fact that many with hernias have abnormal connective tissue or collagen. Why and who are still mysteries.

In brief: 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 of obesity and complicated by an infection. Another may be caused by a car accident. What is also important, but unknown is the fact that many with hernias have abnormal connective tissue or collagen. Why and who are still mysteries.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Congenital, Trauma

Many hernias develop during fetal life, although they may not manifest themselves until adulthood.
Hernias often arise after abdominal surgery, and are more likely to occur following midline incisions. People who had wound infections, are overweight, and/or do a lot of heavy lifting are more prone to these types of ("incisional") hernias.

In brief: Congenital, Trauma

Many hernias develop during fetal life, although they may not manifest themselves until adulthood.
Hernias often arise after abdominal surgery, and are more likely to occur following midline incisions. People who had wound infections, are overweight, and/or do a lot of heavy lifting are more prone to these types of ("incisional") hernias.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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