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Check Up is your chance to talk to doctors about the health issues that most concern you and your family. Each week Barbara Myers is joined by a medical expert to take your calls and emails on a particular topic and give you the most up to date advice. No appointment necessary.
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Thursday 28 March 2002
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Hernias

More than a quarter of men can expect to get a hernia during their lifetime, but only a few are caused by lifting something heavy. So with 120,000 hernia operations carried out in this country every year, what causes them and why are they so common? Barbara Myers and her guest Andrew Kingsnorth, Professor of Surgery at Derriford Hospital Plymouth, answer your calls on the options for treatment for the different types of hernia.
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