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Recurrent bilateral inguinal hernia

I am a 29 yr old female who has had 6 inguinal hernias - 3 on each side, I'm afraid I'm looking at my 7th, does anyone know of some connective tissue disorder that might be causing this? I was born with them - I am skinny and active, doctors are puzzled.
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replied July 5th, 2010
There are multiple known abnormalities of collagen synthesis. Some of these connective tissue disorders can cause other health problems, while others manifest as multiple hernias. (In most patients with multple hernias, however, no connective tissue disorders are ever identified.)

You might consider seeing a Rheumatologist with an interest in this clinical area.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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replied May 30th, 2013
My son is 16 and has had 2 muscle hernias in the past year (calf and neck muscles). He is also prone to excessive stretch marks, which is a family trait. We are going to visit a specialist at a nearby University. Apparently, there are groups investigating a new connective tissue disorder "Herniosis" that may be a genetic cause for susceptibility to hernias. I'm curious as to whether you have found any more useful information.
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