Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal Hernia


An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. The resulting bulge can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object.
An inguinal hernia isn't necessarily dangerous. It doesn't improve on its own, however, and can lead to life-threatening complications.
Symptoms:
•A burning or aching sensation at the bulge
•Pain or discomfort in your groin, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting
•A heavy or dragging sensation in your groin

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