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What are the different types of abdominal hernias?

Epigastric, umbilical, incisional, lumbar, internal, inguinal, hiatal, and Spigelian hernias all occur at different sites of the abdomen in areas that are prone to anatomical or structural weakness. With the exception of internal hernias (within the abdomen), these hernias are commonly recognized as a lump or swelling and are often associated with pain or discomfort at the site. Internal hernias can be extremely difficult to diagnose until the intestine (bowel) has become trapped and obstructed because there is usually no external evidence of a lump.

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Comment from: patti, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

I had a colon resection in November 2010. I developed an infection and required IV antibiotics. About a year later I developed an umbilical hernia and the doctors thought I had a small bowel obstruction. It almost ruptured. I had a lot of pain.

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Comment from: maryk, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

I had a inguinal hernia on right side of my upper groin area for about 5 months. Just came from out of nowhere, I don't lift heavy items, no cough. What I believe did it was one day at work I sneezed so hard I got a pain in my abdomen. It was repaired with mesh. Take care of it because the bulge gets bigger and can strangulate which can turn to gangrene. I was out of work for 3 weeks.

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