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What is a Hernia?

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A hernia is when something (like intestine or fat) pushes through a hole in the muscle.
Hernias are very common, with over 200,000 diagnosed in the United States every year!
Some hernias cause no symptoms at all; others may cause bulging, swelling, and occasionally pain.
Common types of hernias-  inguinal, umbilical, ventral/incisional and hiatal. 
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The treatment for hernias is often surgical.