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What is a hernia?

Who typically gets hernias? And how? Just curious.


Asked by serioussifL at 10:28 PM on Jul. 17, 2010 in Health

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  • Sorry, I should have kept reading your question...anyone can get a hernia. I knew a guy that was having a weight lifting competition with his buddy and he lifted way more than he could actually comfortably lift and it resulted in a hernia.

    You can get a hernia from coughing too hard, wearing jeans that are too tight, getting punched in the gut, pushing too hard to poop...obviously it's rare in these occurrences and there are usually other health problems to factor in. But they've all happened.

    Answer by Laila-May at 10:33 PM on Jul. 17, 2010


    Answer by PhoenixFire at 10:29 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • A hernia is when an organ is pushing on and protruding through the cavity that normally contains it.

    Answer by Laila-May at 10:30 PM on Jul. 17, 2010