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What is an inguinal hernia?

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In brief: Groin hernia

You have an inguinal hernia when the content of your peritoneal cavity (fat, bowel, ovary, etc) pushes through the abdominal wall - specifically through your inguinal floor which is made up of different muscle layers.

In brief: Groin hernia

You have an inguinal hernia when the content of your peritoneal cavity (fat, bowel, ovary, etc) pushes through the abdominal wall - specifically through your inguinal floor which is made up of different muscle layers.
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Dr. Tracy Berg
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In brief: Hole

Inguinal hernia is a hole in abdominal wall where intestines can sneak through.
Normally the spermatic cord and blood supply to the testicles comes through the abdominal wall in this location. A hernia enlarges this exit/hole. Bowel can get stuck in a hernia which can lead to er visits and emergency situations. An elective inguinal hernia repair is safe, effective and durable.

In brief: Hole

Inguinal hernia is a hole in abdominal wall where intestines can sneak through.
Normally the spermatic cord and blood supply to the testicles comes through the abdominal wall in this location. A hernia enlarges this exit/hole. Bowel can get stuck in a hernia which can lead to er visits and emergency situations. An elective inguinal hernia repair is safe, effective and durable.
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