Can You Tell Me Some Types of Hernias?

Q:
Can you tell me some types of hernias?

A:
There are many different types of hernias:

1. Groin Hernias

  • Inguinal: They happen when part of the intestine pushes through a weakness in the lower belly and affects an area of the groin called the inguinal canal.
  • Femoral: They bulge into a different area of the groin called the femoral canal and are more common in older women.

2. Umbilical Hernias – They happen when fat or part of the intestine pushes through muscle near the belly button.

3. Incisional Hernias – After surgery in which a doctor must make an opening through your belly, you might get an incisional hernia.

4. Hiatal Hernias – They happen when part of the stomach bulges up through this opening and into the chest.

Less common types of hernias include epigastric hernia, giant abdominal wall hernia, spigelian.

To learn more you should go to a medical professional.

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