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Inguinal Hernia
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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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Inguinal Hernia

I am going to the air force I leave for basic training soon but I think I have develop a inguinal hernia I don't know should I tough it out and go thru basic training or should I tell my recruiter and pay a doctor a visit. I been waiting to leave and I know if I got a hernia it's going to push me back or it might disqualify me all together and I don't want that this is my career I'm talking about I need help is it a doctor on dis *****
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Understand your predicament. You should have yourself evaluated and treated before you enroll for the training program. Hernias are caused due to increased abdominal pressure like coughing, constipation or lifting heavy objects. So, avoid all exercises which increase this pressure.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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