A hernia can be congenital- present at birth – or acquired due to a weakness/defect in the abdominal wall. Activities and medical problems that increase pressure on the abdominal wall can lead to a hernia. These include:

  • Straining on the toilet/constipation
  • Straining to urinate
  • Persistent cough or sneezing
  • Strain from heavy lifting
  • Physical exertion
  • obesity or sudden weight gain


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