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Hernia FAQs (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

abdominal hernia, abdominal wall hernias, abdominal wall defects, strangulated hernia, inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, umbilical hernia, incisional hernia, spigelian hernia, obturator hernia, epigastric hernia, irreducible hernia, reducible hernia, asymptomatic hernia, incarcerated hernia, hernia, hernias, laparoscopy, lump in the abdomen, lump in the groin

Authors and Editors

Author: Jerry Balentine, DO, FACEP

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor,

Last Editorial Review: 10/5/2007

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Hernia FAQs - Symptoms

What were your symptoms of a hernia?

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Hernias »

As defined in 1804 by Astley Cooper, ahernia as a protrusion of any viscus from its proper cavity.

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