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What are the types of hernia?

Types of hernia

There are various types of hernias. Some are:

Inguinal hernia

The most common type of hernia , occurs when the intestines push through a weak point or rip in the lower abdominal wall, usually in the inguinal canal, they cause a perforation. Groin hernias are most commonly of the inguinal type. Because the testicles pass through the inguinal canal immediately after birth, males are more likely to develop inguinal hernias.

Hiatal hernia

Such hernia occurs when abdominal organs (usually the stomach) pass through the diaphragm (a sheet of muscle that helps in breathing) and into the chest's main compartment. People over the age of 50 are more likely to get this sort of hernia.

Umbilical hernia

The health condition where the abdominal wall behind the navel is damaged and causes the navel to bulge outward. Children and newborns might be affected by umbilical hernia. As the abdominal wall muscles become stronger, such hernia frequently goes away on its own.

Ventral hernia

Such hernia happens when tissue bulges through a hole in your abdominal muscles. Ventral hernias can also occur at the site of a surgical incision and are called an incisional hernia. Not all ventral hernias are from incisions, as some may be caused by other trauma or congenital problems.