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There are many different types of hernias. The most common type is inguinal which occurs in the groin (Balentine, J.R, 2010). Other types of hernias are femoral, umbilical, incisional, hiatal, sports, and congenital diaphragmatic. Symptoms of a hernia may include pain or discomfort and localized swelling on the abdomen or in the groin area. If a hernia is found the usual treatment is surgery. Most common surgery is laparoscopic.

What is a hernia? Why do we get them? What are symptoms caused by hernias? Who is more likely to get a hernia? How to help prevent from getting a one? These are all questions many people have.
A hernia is any condition in which the viscera protrude through a weak point in the muscular wall of the abdominopelvic cavity (Saladin, 2010). This may cause a bulge or tear in the abdominal wall. This can be more noticeable when the muscles in the stomach are tightened causing pain. Lifting weights or heavy objects, running, or straining to have a bowel movement can put strain on the abdominal area and worsen the hernia. A hernia may be likened to a failure in the sidewall of a tire. The tire’s inner tube behaves like the organ and the side wall like the body cavity wall providing the restraint. A weakness in the sidewall allows a bulge to develop allowing the inner tube to protrude leading to the eventual failure of the tire. (Hernia Symptoms, 2007-2008)
There are many different types of hernias that effect men, women, and children. There is inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional, vaginal, hiatal, and sports hernia. An inguinal is very common and the most often performed procedure. It occurs in the inguinal canal. A Femoral hernia are caused by the protrusion of the intestine or the surrounding tissues, through the apart of the abdomen wall (Hernia
Symptoms, 2007-2008). Standing, coughing, large bowel...

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