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His and Her Hernias: Pelvic Pain Culprit Tough to Diagnose in Women

Women who complain to their doctor of persistent lower abdominal pain could be suffering from any number of ailments: fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts or complications of past pelvic surgeries. With those many possibilities, there often is another that does not even occur to many doctors: hernias.

Hernias often are considered a problem that primarily afflicts men, and in fact, they are far more prevalent in males -- women account for only about 8 percent of diagnosed hernias in the United States. Furthermore, women often do not display the telltale bulge that indicates a hernia, making this an often elusive diagnosis for women who suffer from these excruciating ailments. Women…

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