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Causes of Ventral Hernia

Causes of Ventral Hernia

A ventral hernia is caused by strain on the scar tissue that forms after abdominal surgery. Excessive weight gain, heavy lifting, and straining during bowel movements can put additional pressure on the tissue.

List of causes of Ventral Hernia

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Ventral Hernia) that could possibly cause Ventral Hernia includes:

  • Previous surgery
  • Previous deep trauma
  • Obesity

Ventral Hernia: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Ventral Hernia, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Ventral Hernia:

Ventral Hernia: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Ventral Hernia: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Ventral Hernia as a symptom:

Conditions listing Ventral Hernia as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Ventral Hernia. Our database lists the following as having Ventral Hernia as a symptom of that condition:

Related information on causes of Ventral Hernia:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Ventral Hernia may be found in:


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