Hernia during pregnancy and how should you prevent complications

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What is a hernia?

Umbilical hernia

Inguinal hernia

Incisional hernia

What causes hernia during pregnancy?

Is it a common hernia in pregnancy?

Is a hernia during pregnancy dangerous?

Do I need to get surgery for my hernia in pregnancy?

What type of surgery is done, if needed?

Keyhole/Laparoscopic surgery:

Open surgery:

I have a small asymptomatic umbilical hernia. I have also recently found out I am 6 weeks pregnant. What can I do to prevent complications?

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Dr ( Major ) R S Rengan MS, DNB, DLS ( France ) HOME OF HEALING SURGICAL CENTRE. General, Laparoscopic and Gastrointestinal surgeon in Chennai, India.

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