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What are the causes of abdominal hernias in the groin area?

What are the causes of abdominal hernias in the groin area?

Genetics: A groin hernia is when the natural openings in the abdominal wall (through which pass the spermatic cord on men and the round ligament in women) stretch out, and allow other abdominal contents to herniate through. While it can be brought on by coughing, or other sudden increase in abdominal pressure, it is also due to happen more often in those susceptible based on their genetics. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Groin lump/bulge or inguinal hernia, what's the difference?

Groin lump/bulge or inguinal hernia, what's the difference?

See below : Groin lump could be from many reasons - hernia, lymph node. Tumor, hematoma, aneurysm etc... Need to c medical professional to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Painful groin lump one week after angiogram and stent softens when massaged. Is it more likely to be a hernia than infection or lymph?

Painful groin lump one week after angiogram and stent  softens when massaged. Is it more likely to be a hernia than infection or lymph?

Pseudo aneurysm: Lump at the site of an angiogram is usually a pseudo aneurysm or a hematoma. Which is very common after stent placement. I recommend to let your cardiologist know and get arterial duplex of the femoral artery. ...Read more

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How concerning is a hernia in the groin?

SomeMoreThanOthers: Inguinal hernias come in all shapes&sizes. The main issue "concerning" about hernias is the potential for intestine to get stuck (incarcerate) in the hernia; the blood supply could get cut-off, leading to intestinal death & the need for emergency surgery. The risk of this happening is dependent on the size & shape of the hernia; it is this factor & one's symptoms that guide our recommendations. ...Read more

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Can u have a hernia in the groin that don't come up?

Can u have a hernia in the groin that don't come up?

Herrnia: A hernia can be present but not cause pain or symptoms. Usually a hernia in adults is related to heavy episode of lifting. If you have intermittent pain see you doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a hernia in the groin area like bulge sac?

What does it mean to have a hernia in the groin area like bulge sac?

Inguinal Hernia: Inguinal, or groin hernias are very, very common (in men). If the hernia is small and not interfering with your daily activities, it is acceptable to take a "wait-and-see" approach. If not, hernia surgery is advised; this is an outpatient operation that can be performed "open" or via laparoscopy, typically with mesh. I recommend that you see a general surgeon for a formal evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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High groin or hernia?

Not. Term: Not such thing called high groin.

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What causes groin hernias?

No specific cause: Groin or inguinal hernias are quite common in men, and may be somewhat hereditary. It is a weakness in the fibers that may be weak since birth. Can sometimes be associated with heavier lifting or repeated straining. ...Read more

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Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more