Common Hernia Types in Adults

Hernias are classified by location, but in general are bulges of fat, muscle or tissue which tear through the muscle tissue of the abdominal wall.

 

Hiatal Hernia

When the stomach protrudes into the opening in the diaphragm it is known as a hiatal hernia. Sliding and paraesophageal hernias are two types of hiatal hernias, the latter being a higher health concern and may cause stomach strangulation.

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Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal hernias occur when soft tissue — usually part of the membrane lining the abdominal cavity (omentum) or the intestine — protrudes through a weak point in the abdominal muscles.

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Ventral Hernia

As a defect at birth or developed where an incision made during an abdominal surgery, a ventral hernia results from the incomplete closure of part of the abdominal wall.

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Sports Hernia

A sports hernia is a painful, soft tissue injury occurring in the groin area. Most common in athletes who participate in sports requiring sudden changes of direction or intense twisting movements.

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