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Can A Male Five-year Old Infant Get Hernia?

My grandson, who is five, is very active and robust and he likes to carry heavy objects like a big plastic container of his toy cars to show his maleness!
Is it possible for him to get hernias if he goes on doing such things?
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Hello and welcome to the forum. We thank you for your question! Children can get hernias.  A hernia occurs when a part of the intestine pushes through a weakness in the belly (abdominal) muscles. A soft bulge shows up under the skin where the hernia is. A hernia in the groin area is called an inguinal hernia.  I wouldn't, however, worry about this unless you see the signs of it.  You would likely see a bulge or swelling in the groin area.  It's really not common in children. https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=inguinal-hernia-in-children-90-P03092  Lifting and carrying things is not a dangerous activity for children.  Speak to your grandchild's pediatrician to confirm.  
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