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Can I get a hernia from coughing?

A single cough is unlikely to result in a hernia, but frequent coughing, usually due to smoking or chronic lung conditions, is known to increase the risk for developing various types of hernia. Inguinal hernia is the most common type associated with coughing. This type of hernia occurs when a portion of abdominal tissue, intestine, or bowel protrudes through the abdominal wall and into the inguinal canal.

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