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Can trauma in rib area develop into a hernia?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: If a woman has a lower left 12th rib removed. Then a few years later falls and gets poked very hard in that lower rib area, causing sever trauma. Could this trauma develop the beginning of a hernia ? Thank you for your answer. XXXXXXX YYYY@YYYY and YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes. Trauma can cause hernia to develop.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
After the removal of 12th rib, both the scar area and a severe trauma can cause a hernia to develop in the area.
A trauma can cause the muscles in the back to separate and a rise in intra abdominal pressure can cause a hernia to develop.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
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Can trauma in rib area develop into a hernia?

Brief Answer: Yes. Trauma can cause hernia to develop. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. After the removal of 12th rib, both the scar area and a severe trauma can cause a hernia to develop in the area. A trauma can cause the muscles in the back to separate and a rise in intra abdominal pressure can cause a hernia to develop. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal