Inguinal Hernia (Groin Hernia)

About- An inguinal hernia also called groin hernia occurs when tissue, bulges through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles.
 
Symptoms-

  • Bulges along the pubic or groin area
  • Burning sensation at the bulge
  • Heavy sensation in the groin
  • Pain when coughing, exercising, or bending over
  • Sharp pain in the groin
  • Swelling of the scrotum in men
  • Weakness or pressure in the groin
 
Causes-
  • Being male
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic constipation
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Increased abdominal pressure
  • Obesity
  • Personal or family history of prior inguinal hernia
  • A pre-existing weak spot in the abdominal wall and groin muscle
  • Pregnancy
  • Premature birth
  • Strenuous activity
 
Specialists to visit
General Surgeon
General Physician
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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.health.harvard.edu
https://www.niddk.nih.gov
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.hernia.org

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