Hernias of the groin (inguinal) and umbilicus occur in 5-10% of people. Hernias are usually repaired in an outpatient surgical facility. A hernia develops when there is a defect or weakness in the muscle layers; the hernia sac (bulging area) develops as internal structures push thru the defect toward the skin. Repairs usually involve closing the defect with sutures or a mesh “screen”.
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