Types of Hernias




A hernia can be inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional, epigastric, and hiatal. Dr. Michael Renfrow, General Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, says there are different types of hernias and they are based on their location.

He explains an inguinal hernia is a hernia in the groin. “30% of males will end up at some point in their life getting surgery for a inguinal hernia, typically on the right side.” He also says an umbilical hernia is a hernia in the belly button, and it is a natural weakness and defect from when you were in uterus and your umbilical cord was.

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