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    What Is a Hernia ??

    A hernia occurs when there is a weakness or hole in the muscular wall that usually keeps abdominal organs in place the peritoneum. Belly button repair: a bulge at this part of the abdomen is an umbilical hernia. This defect allows organs and tissues to push through, or herniate, producing a bulge.1,2 Hernias can be found in different areas as follows:2 Groin a femoral hernia gives a bulge just below the groin (more common in women); an inguinal hernia (more common in men) is a bulge in the groin that may reach the scrotum Upper part of the stomach hiatal or hiatus hernia is the upper part of the stomach pushing up out of the abdominal cavity and into the chest cavity via an opening in the diaphragm Belly button a bulge around here is produced by an umbilical hernia Surgic


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