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Why did I get a hernia even though i'm not overweight?

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Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Congenital

Most hernias are the results of weakened connective tissue, which is hereditary but non dominant.
There is no asociation between bmi and hernia presentation.

In brief: Congenital

Most hernias are the results of weakened connective tissue, which is hereditary but non dominant.
There is no asociation between bmi and hernia presentation.
Dr. Andres Katz
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Not uncomon.

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity stretches to create a sac.
Most of these defects develop in fetal life and are not preventable, regardless of a person's weight. However, being obese may accelerate the growth of these hernias and lead to higher recurrence rates.

In brief: Not uncomon.

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity stretches to create a sac.
Most of these defects develop in fetal life and are not preventable, regardless of a person's weight. However, being obese may accelerate the growth of these hernias and lead to higher recurrence rates.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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