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I wish to know if 'hernia' can be considered an occupational disease.
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Whether or not a hernia is considered to be an occupational or work-related injury depends on many factors. Simply, the answer is "yes", it is possible.

~•~ Dr. Parks

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal health care provider for further evaluation of your individual case.
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