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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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What causes hernias?

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

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Hernia symptoms

If you think you or someone in your care may have a hernia, it’s important to see a doctor to discuss treatment options. Here are common hernia symptoms to look out for if you’re at risk.

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Hernia treatments

If a hernia is small, or not causing any problems, then your doctor may decide to wait and see what happens. But if it’s large, or causing pain, surgery will be recommended. Learn more about hernia treatments.

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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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Hernia types

There are many types of hernia. Some occur in the groin, and become more common with age, other occur in the belly muscles or under the breast bone. Find our more on this page.

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Hernia diagnosis

If your doctor thinks you may have a hernia, he or she will examine you. You may also be asked to have an ultrasound, computed tomography (CT scan) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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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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