An abdominal hernia is a piece of the intestine or other organ protruding through an opening in the abdominal wall, as described by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Hernias occur where the abdominal wall ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The treatment for abdominal or inguinal hernias is the same for both women and men and includes herniorrhaphy and laparoscopy, explains the Mayo Clinic. Herniorrhaphy is an open surgery in which the rupture is strengthen... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Abdominal hernias are caused by scar tissue from abdominal surgery, the belly button not properly closing and heavy lifting, although many times, there is no clear cause, reports the University of Maryland Medical Center... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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