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Besides the natural weak points of the abdominal wall, the other risk factors that significantly contribute to formation of primary hernias include:
There are many types of hernias, and most are named based on their location within the body.
Inguinal, femoral, umbilical and incisional hernia symptoms may include:
If a hernia site becomes suddenly painful and may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and bloating, this may be the sign of incarceration and/or strangulation. Incarceration and strangulation occur when the intestine gets trapped within the hernia pouch and is unable to be pushed back, cutting off blood supply to the intestine. This condition is uncommon; however, if it occurs, seek immediate medical care at the nearest emergency room.