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What causes hernias?

What causes hernias?

Hernias are common. The abdomen or groin muscles become weak from aging or repeated strains. In turn, an organ or body part bulges through the muscle wall and causes pain. Yet, some people don’t experience severe symptoms. Very often, a doctor or a significant other discovers the hernia.

People who do heavy lifting are somewhat at risk for hernias. Those who struggle with obesity, chronic cough or chronic constipation can also get hernias. Women who have had more than one pregnancy also have a chance of developing a hernia.

There are many different types of hernias. The most common are inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias and incisional hernias.