When I found out that I had a right inguinal hernia(my one and only)two years ago I was told that it was because it had originated from birth. I was told that when my testicles descended the sac that they came out of did not close, leading to the sac continuing to get bigger over the years and causing my intestine to gradually fall through.
My question is this based on those facts: Since I did not do anything to cause my hernia, wouldn't this mean that I have a normal abdominal wall that is not susceptible to weakness, significantly decreasing my chances of having another one?
Sometimes no apparent cause is found for developed inguinal hernia.
However, the main predisposing factors are abdominal wall weakness, conditions that lead to increased abdominal pressure, or combination of two.
Babies and young people, often, have indirect inguinal hernia, that is usually unilateral (only one side).
Less then 10% of inguinal hernia are bilateral and often, an undergoing collagen metabolism disorder plays a role in abdominal weakness.
Middle aged and older men have direct hernia that is bilateral in more cases.
Up to 10% of hernias may develop again, often during period of 2 years following the successful surgery.