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a routine hernia operation
  rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes
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hernia hernias
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  • a routine hernia operation
  • Anything that causes an increase in pressure in the abdomen can then cause a hernia, such as lifting heavy objects or constipation.
  • A 10-minute ride on the local roads in an old ambulance, its suspension long gone, is a standard treatment for strangulated hernias in that part of Russia.
  • Will you tell me what happened before I have a hernia?
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia

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  • It’d be the same situation if you had a heart murmur, or a hernia, or whatever.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • Changing times had ended the business and a hernia had ended Peter Keating, Sr., twelve years ago.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • No one had ever tested us for hernia or color blindness.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • He could come through other people’s tonsillectomies without suffering any postoperative distress, and even endure their hernias and hemorrhoids with only mild nausea and revulsion.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • "Another American," said the driver in Italian looking at the hernia man.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • I got a double hernia.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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  • These are the used sections—broken bones, cuts, bruises, mumps, measles, backache, scarlet fever, diphtheria, rheumatism, female complaints, hernia, and of course everything to do with pregnancy and the birth of children.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • For a long time the water in the cisterns had been honored as the cause of the scrotal hernia that so many men in the city endured not only without embarrassment but with a certain patriotic insolence.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The Army and Navy doctors had me cough for them and agreed that I had inguinal hernia.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Not to mention he had had to keep his stomach muscles clenched to prevent a hernia.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Safer except you’ll get four hernias your first week.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • She ended up having to have surgery for a double hernia before we returned to the States, which everyone, to this day, blames me for.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • He had finished the appendectomy, then two gastro-jejunostomies for peptic ulcer, three hernia repairs, one hydrocele, a subtotal thyroid resection, and a skin graft, but by his standards it had been tortuously slow.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The congressional investigation concluded that these companies had failed to report "serious injuries such as fractures, concussions, major cuts, hernias, some requiring hospitalization, surgery, even amputation."
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • That I had Nestor’s hernia, thou wouldst think.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • She predicted her father’s hernia; all the earthquakes and other natural disturbances; the one and only time snow fell in the capital, freezing to death the poor people in their shantytowns and the rosebushes in the gardens of the rich; and the identity of the murderer of schoolgirls long before the police discovered the second corpse; but no one believed her, and Severo did not want her giving her opinion on matters concerning criminals who were not related to the family.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • More likely he’ll acquire a beautiful hernia," Harding says.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Upon the other side, to speak of the horrible disordinate scantness of clothing, as be these cutted slops or hanselines [breeches] , that through their shortness cover not the shameful member of man, to wicked intent alas! some of them shew the boss and the shape of the horrible swollen members, that seem like to the malady of hernia, in the wrapping of their hosen, and eke the buttocks of them, that fare as it were the hinder part of a she-ape in the full of the moon.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Two men were lifting the hernia man to put him in.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • Dear Dr. Giles, . in Ethiopia we classify hernias as "below the knee" and "above the knee," not "direct" or "indirect."
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • A surgeon allowed Missing to fix complex fractures, remove goiters and other tumors, perform skin grafts for burns, repair strangulated hernias, take out enlarged prostates or cancerous breasts, or drill a hole in the skull to let out a blood clot pressing against the brain.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • It was said that the hernia whistled like a lugubrious bird on stormy nights and twisted in unbearable pain when a buzzard feather was burned nearby, but no one complained about those discomforts because a large, well-carried rupture was, more than anything else, a display of masculine honor.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • I couldn’t wait to recover from the hernia and go to the war.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The mal caduco, cramps, convulsions, paralysies, epilepsies, tremor-cordia, retired nerves, ill vapours of the spleen, stopping of the liver, the stone, the strangury, hernia ventosa, iliaca passio; stops a disenteria immediately; easeth the torsion of the small guts: and cures melancholia hypocondriaca, being taken and applied according to my printed receipt.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • Katie had obviously recovered from her double hernia surgery in the Philippines nicely and was toting my niece, Abby, everywhere, despite being pregnant.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • After all, Marion-bhaiya took care of my hernia so lovingly.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Even if I’m doing a hernia or a hydrocele . in fact the simpler the operation, the more likely this is to happen . I have to look up the surgical anatomy, go over all the steps in an operative book, even though after all these years I don’t need to.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
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