A hernia is a place where an organ, often an intestine, bulges through a weak spot in the muscle wall. There are several different types of hernias, including inguinal, umbilical, femoral, incisional, epigastric and hiatal. Except with cases of umbilical hernias in infants, a hernia does not go away on its own. In fact, it will likely grow larger as surrounding muscle weakens. Surgery is always the recommended treatment for hernias.

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