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Hernias

Hernias are generally more common in obese people and pregnant women, or in people who cough a lot or suffer from chronic constipation. Learn more about hernias.

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Inguinal hernia

If you have an inguinal hernia, there is a weakness in the muscles at the lower part of your abdomen. Find more about inguinal hernia.

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Hiatus hernia

In a hiatus hernia, a part of the stomach pushes up through a hole in the diaphragm, which is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. Find out more about hiatus hernia.

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Hernia types

Trusted information about hernia types.

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What causes hernias?

Trusted information on what causes hernias, and who's at risk of hernias.

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Hernia treatments

Trusted information about treatment options for hernias.

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Hernia symptoms

Trusted information about typical hernia symptoms and when to see your doctor.

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Hernia diagnosis

Trusted information about how health professionals may diagnose hernias.

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Inguinal hernia repair (child)

An inguinal hernia is a common condition. It is caused by the contents of the abdomen pushing down towards the scrotum or labia. If left untreated, an inguinal hernia can cause serious complications.

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Umbilical hernia

An umbilical hernia occurs when the muscles around the belly button are weak or have a gap in them. Find out more about umbilical hernia.

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Umbilical hernia repair (child)

An umbilical hernia is caused by a weakness in the layer of muscle of the abdominal wall, just behind the belly button. This can be repaired by surgery.

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