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UMBILICAL AND SCROTAL/INGUINAL HERNIAS - CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS
A hernia is defined as a swelling or edema formed when an organ comes out of the cavity where it is normally located. The opening of an orifice allows the descent of the intestines into it, creating the hernias. These abnormalities can be either congenital, meaning they are present from birth, or acquired, meaning they appear after birth due to different causes that will be described later. Umbilical hernias are generally more frequent in males than in females, while for scrotal hernias, they are obviously present only in males while inguinal hernias can be seen in females too.