Inguinal hernias are the most common abdominal hernias (about 90%) and are seen most often in men. (Femoral hernias are more common for women.) They are a caused by a loop of intestine passing through a weak point in the abdomen and forming a bulge visible through the skin.

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Inguinal Hernia Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Some inguinal hernias don''t cause any symptoms, and you may not know you have one until your doctor discovers it during a routine medical exam. Often, however, you can see and feel the bulge created ...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Some hernias have no apparent cause. But many occur as a result of increased pressure within the abdomen, a pre-existing weak spot in the abdominal wall or a combination of the two. In men, the weak s...
Source: MayoClinic

Inguinal Hernia Prevention

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Prevention
... You can''t prevent the congenital defect that may lead to an inguinal hernia, but the following steps can help reduce strain on your abdominal muscles and tissues: Maintain a healthy weight. If you th...
Source: MayoClinic

Inguinal Hernia Treatment

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Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Impacts Future Prostate Surgery
... Specialists at the Glickman Urological Institute and the Minimally Invasive Surgery section of the Department of General Surgery advise that men who are considering laparoscopic hernia repair also sho...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Complications
... Most inguinal hernias enlarge over time if they''re not repaired surgically. Large hernias can put pressure on surrounding tissues — in men they may extend into the scrotum, causing pain and swe...
Source: MayoClinic

Inguinal Hernia Other

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Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Impacts Future Prostate Surgery
... Specialists at the Glickman Urological Institute and the Minimally Invasive Surgery section of the Department of General Surgery advise that men who are considering laparoscopic hernia repair also sho...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Inguinal Hernia
... What is an inguinal hernia? An inguinal hernia is an abnormal bulge, or protrusion, that can be seen and felt in the groin area (the area between the abdomen and the thigh). An inguinal hernia develop...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

   

Inguinal Hernia Articles

  • Inguinal Hernia
    ... A hernia is a condition in which part of the intestine bulges through a weak area in muscles in the abdomen. An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin (the area between the abdomen and thigh). It is call...

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