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** How to Check for a Hernia **

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A hernia happens when an area of your muscle wall, membrane, or tissue that
holds your internal organs in place becomes weakened or develops an
opening. Once the weakened area or hole becomes large enough, a part of the
internal organ starts poking out of its protective area. Thus, a hernia is
analogous to a bag with a small hole that allows whatever you're holding,
such as food or a can, to come out. Since a hernia can happen for different
reasons, it's important to know how to check for a hernia to prevent
further complications.

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-Taking a Look at the Different Kinds of Hernias-

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*Check for hernias that occur around the stomach, abdomen, or chest*. A
hernia can affect different areas of your body in different ways, although
a hernia in or around the stomach area may be the most common type of
hernia. These hernias include:

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· /Hiatal hernia/ affects the upper part of your stomach. The hiatus is an
opening in the diaphragm that separates the chest area from the
abdomen.^[1] There are two types of hiatal hernia: sliding or
paraesophageal. Hiatal hernias occur more often in women than in men.
· /Epigastric hernia/ occurs when small layers of fat push through the
belly wall between your


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