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Epigastric Hernias in Women are an Unfortunate and Often Surprising Reality

Common wisdom tells us that hernias only occur in men, leaving many women with undiagnosed epigastric hernias, but Dr. Towfigh accurate diagnosis and effective treatment

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For men, women and children alike, Dr. Shrin Towfigh at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center represents the best chance at relief from abdominal hernia and other types of hernia. Yet, for many, that may sound strange, since common wisdom would have you believe that hernias only happen to men with any regularity. As the only surgeon throughout the Western United States whose work is entirely dedicated to treating all types of hernia, Dr. Towfigh knows that this is simply not true. The expert specialist has found that epigastric hernia in women, as well as femoral hernia and other types occur far more frequently than many people – even trained medical professionals – might expect.

At the Beverly Hills Hernia Center, Dr. Towfigh has treated incisional hernia symptoms in women, as well as complications related to various other hernia issues. While most hernias occur in men, it's becoming increasingly clear that women can be at risk for various types of hernia as well. Yet, all-too-often, women who are suffering from a hernia are misdiagnosed by medical professionals who are quick to assume symptoms have a different cause. Incisional, femoral and most surprising to many, even epigastric hernia have all been found to occur in women.

An epigastric hernia occurs when fat pushes through a weak part of the stomach wall, usually in the middle of the belly between the breastbone and the belly button. In most cases, epigastric hernias begin at birth, but adults who are obese or pregnant are also at a heightened risk of suffering from an epigastric hernia.

In adult women and men alike, the primary symptoms of epigastric hernia can be felt in the higher portions of the stomach, sometimes accompanied by a bulge in the abdomen. If these symptoms are particularly intense, and accompanied by skin that is reddening or tender, it could be a sign that organ tissue has become strangulated, necessitating emergency surgery. In these cases, it is always wise to undergo treatment by a highly skilled hernia expert like Dr. Towfigh as soon as possible.

Dr. Towfigh is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and has even been ranked "Best in the West" by US News and World Report for 24 straight years. That's why those who are afflicted by hernias and their potentially life-threatening complications like strangulation always experience a great sense of relief after scheduling an appointment with the world-class specialist and her team at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center. If you or a family member is suffering from an epigastric or any other type of hernia, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Towfigh at 310-358-5020. You can also learn more about her leading edge approach to hernia treatment via her website at

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