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Hernia: Introduction

Hernia: When an organ pokes out past the muscle wall that is supposed to hold the organ in place, you have a hernia. (Source: excerpt from Hiatal Hernia: NIDDK) ... more about Hernia.

Hernia: General term for an organ protruding where it should not. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hernia is available below.

Symptoms of Hernia

Treatments for Hernia

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Hernia:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Hernia?

Hernia: Related Patient Stories

Hernia: Deaths

Read more about Deaths and Hernia.

Types of Hernia

Curable Types of Hernia

Possibly curable types of Hernia include:

Rare Types of Hernia:

Rare types of Hernia include:

Hernia: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Hernia:

Causes of Hernia

  • Congenital abdominal wall weakness
  • Injury
  • Excessive lifting
  • Prior surgical
  • Coughing too hard
  • more causes...»

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Disease Topics Related To Hernia

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Hernia:

Hernia: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Hernia

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable more »

Hernia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Hernia

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Hernia:

Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Hernia, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Hernia: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Latest Treatments for Hernia

Hernia: Animations

Prognosis for Hernia

Research about Hernia

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Clinical Trials for Hernia

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on for Hernia include:

Statistics for Hernia

Hernia: Broader Related Topics

Hernia Message Boards

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User Interactive Forums

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Article Excerpts about Hernia

When an organ pokes out past the muscle wall that is supposed to hold the organ in place, you have a hernia. (Source: excerpt from Hiatal Hernia: NIDDK)

Definitions of Hernia:

Rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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