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What conditions cause inguinal hernia?

The failure of the inguinal ring to remain narrow can be caused by a congenital weakness—a genetic cause—which happens in males more than females. Other causes include anything which challenges the normal tone of the inguinal ring’s restrictive closure. This can happen with:

  • straining against it, such as with constipation,
  • increased internal abdominal pressure from obesity,
  • chronic coughing with sudden spikes in internal pressure, weakening the ring over time, and
  • pregnancy, when hormones naturally soften ligaments.

What is an inguinal hernia?

How is inguinal hernia diagnosed?

How serious is an inguinal hernia?

How is inguinal hernia treated?

What techniques are used to treat inguinal hernia?

What is the recovery from hernia surgery?

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