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Hernia occurs when part of an internal organ pushes through an opening in the organ’s wall. There are many types of hernias such as Inguinal Hernia (in the groin), Umbilical Hernia (around the belly button), and Incisional Hernia (through a scar). Discuss topics including prevention, symptoms, causes and surgical treatments for hernias.

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I have a quarter size lump below my right ribbcage! also have back and side pains was wondering if it could be a hernia??
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Abdominal hernias are usually placed in the mid line. The 'lump' could be a sebaceous cyst, a lipoma, or lymph nodes. If there is accompanying swelling, redness, discharge and fever it is most probably an infection. You may need to consult your primary care physician who will examine you and initiate appropriate therapy.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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