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How common are epigastric hernias?

An epigastric hernia is a type of abdominal wall hernia. Although less common than an inguinal canal hernia, an epigastric hernia is more common in men than women. When an epigastric hernia does develop, it tends to cause a small bulge or lump in the front of the abdomen wall. Infants, children, and adults can develop or be born with an epigastric hernia.

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