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Inguinal Hernia

An inguinal hernia occurs when the structures of the groin are compromised and the intestines or bladder protrude through an abdominal wall or into an inguinal canal. This is the most common form of Hernia, & over 96% of cases involve this type of Hernia.

This type of Hernia is most common in people with penises, due to natural weaknesses in the groin area.

Incisional Hernia

If your medical history includes abdominal surgery, this hernia may be of special interest to you.

These most often occur to the elderly or people who are physically inactive and larger after abdominal surgery. The intestines will push through the abdominal wall where the surgery incision was made, hence the name incisional.

Femoral Hernia

Are you pregnant or obese? Listen up, we’re here to warn you!

A femoral hernia occurs in the canal enclosing the femoral artery that brings oxygenated blood (away from your heart) to your upper thigh.

Umbilical Hernia

Focus in on the navel – or belly button – and you find the location of umbilical hernias.

This hernia occurs when sections of the small intestine compromise the abdominal wall, common in newborns, obese women, and those who have birthed many children.

Hiatal Hernia

For the final hernia type, we’re looking at the hiatus. No not the break you want to take from work, the opening through the diaphragm that allows your esophagus to reach your tummy.

Your upper stomach protrudes through the opening, and you’re left with a hiatal hernia.

Check out our in-depth guide to inguinal hernias
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