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Hernia's > Where do Hernias occur?

Hernia’s occur primarily in the abdominal area and in the groin, however can occur anywhere within the body. The most common areas for Hernia’s are:

  1. Inguinal - in the groin
  2. Femoral - below the inguinal - relatively more common in females
  3. Epigastric - in the upper abdomen - midline - above the navel
  4. Umbilical - at the navel - common also in babies
  5. Incisional - in the scar of the previous surgery
  6. Recurrent - at the site of a previous hernia operation
  7. Unusual Hernaia – lumbar area
  8. Hiatus Hernia - intra-abdominal

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