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Inguinal Hernia

A hernia occurs when a portion of an organ within the abdomen, such as the intestines, protrudes through a weakness in the muscles of the abdomen. A soft bulge is seen underneath the skin where the hernia is located.

A hernia that occurs in the groin (inguinal) area is called an inguinal hernia.

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Causes of Inguinal Hernia

Incidence of Inguinal Hernia

Risk Factors for Inguinal Hernia

Signs and Symptoms of Inguinal Hernia

Diagnosis of Inguinal Hernia

Incarcerated Inguinal Hernia

Treatment of Inguinal Hernia

Long-Term Outlook


Last Updated: 07/2013