Inguinal Hernia

What is inguinal hernia? Inguinal hernia is one of the most common types of hernia. It develops in the groin area (near your abdomen) when the intestinal or fatty tissues push through the inguinal canal located near the base of the abdomen. In men, the testicles usually descend through this canal. In women, this canal...

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Hiatal Hernia

What is Hiatal Hernia? Hiatal Hernia or Hiatus Hernia is a medical term which defines a medical condition in which an organ of the body intrudes into an area where it does not essentially belong. This is called Hernia. Hiatus or Hiatal is an aperture in the diaphragm. A diaphragm is a wall that separates...

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Ventral and Umbilical Hernia

What is a Ventral Hernia? Generally, hernias develop in the abdominal wall, where a particular area weakens and starts developing a hole or tear. Part of the intestines or abdominal tissue may push through this weakened area, resulting in potentially serious complications and severe pain. Ventral hernias are a kind of abdominal hernia that can...

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Incisional Hernia

What is Incisional Hernia? An Incisional Hernia is a result of weakness in the muscles of abdomen and is likely to occur after any abdominal surgery. When abdominal muscles go through weakness, then, the abdomen tissues are extended through them. Actually, the incision which is made at the time of surgery causes the Incisional Hernia....

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Femoral Hernia

What is Femoral Hernia? Hernia, in the simplest medical terminology, means the displacement of organs and their intrusion in the capacity of another organ. There are many different types of hernia. One of them is femoral Hernia. This is generally an uncommon type of hernia and women are more likely affected by this than the...

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Epigastric Hernia

What is Epigastric hernia? Epigastric hernia is a common type of hernia which results due to some weakness or tear in the muscles of the abdomen. The abdominal tissues through the muscle and causes the hernia. Epigastric hernia is usually a birth defect. It occurs in babies when they are born because of some weakness...

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Spigelian Hernia

What is Spigelian Hernia? Spigelian Hernia or also known sometimes as “Lateral ventral” hernia is an unconventional type of hernia that develops throughout the Spigelian fascia. While most types of hernia grow below the fatty layers of the human body, Spigelian hernia is different. This type of hernia grows in between the abdominal wall and...

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Sports Hernia

What is Sports Hernia? Sports hernia is a common type of hernia that occurs in athletes of different sports. This occurs due to the sudden and abrupt change of movement by sportsmen who play hockey, soccer or tennis. The main cause of a sport hernia is the weakening of tendons, ligaments and muscles in the...

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