Is there a difference between a scrotal hernia and an inguinal hernia?

Hernia. Scrotal hernia and inguinal hernias are usually the same. The point of origin is the inguinal region, the hernia then can extend, enlarge and follow the pathway of the spermatic cord towards the scrotum. Then it is a scrotal hernia and prone to more complications.
Not really. Any hernia is a defect in the fascial layer of the abdominal wall. The fascial layer is the strength layer of your abdominal wall. A hernia is a hole in this fascia. Inguinal and scrotal hernias are hernias protruding through the same hole in the fascia of the groin. In scrotal hernias, the hernia just extends into the scrotum as opposed to an inguinal hernia where the hernia stays in the groin.
Yes. A scrotal hernia is a type of inguinal (groin) hernia where the hernia sac has extended out of the groin region and down into the scrotom. These hernias have a higher incidence of complications and should be repaired sooner-than-later.
Distance. Both are inguinal hernias except scrotal hernia reaches the scrotum.Most people refer to an inuinal hernia as being confined to the groin.However, when both are indirect due to persistent, patent outpouching of the peritoneum then a loop of bowel, appendix or omental fat can pass.A direct inguinal hernia is due to a bulging weakness or defect of abdominal muscle in the groin. Indirect can obstruct.

Related Questions

Can you have a scrotal hernia without having an abdominal or groin area hernia? I thought the scrotal involvement was just a worsening of the others

?pseudo hernia. Your are correct that most scrotal involvement in hernias results from progressive movement of the inguinal hernia into the scrotal sac. However, there is a condition wherein the left testical has a varicocele wherein the venous return from the testical is blocked by the renal artery, causing swelling that appears as if it were a hernia. Also hydrocele can occur from fluid build up. Read more...

Does someone who has pulled a groin muscle which leads to pain in scrotum go on to develop an inguinal hernia in later life?

Not necessarily. A muscle strain injury will heal and likely have no long term consequences. Hernias are more of an abdominal wall or groin weakness that one may be born with and becomes weaker and larger over time. Read more...
Should not . A true groin pull should not lead to any increase in a hernia. They are not related. Read more...

I underwent laproscopic repair for scrotal inguinal hernia in march 2013. Recently I started gymming with light weights, and I notice a bulge. Help?

Surgery. You need to discuss your activity level with your surgeon in regard to a bulge that could represent a recurrence of your hernia. Read more...
See your surgeon. Have an exam with your surgeon to be sure that you are well healed before going back to heavy exercise. Read more...

Can a groin pull which leads to pain in the scrotum and a testicular trauma which lead to a groin pull cause inguinal hernia?

Inguinal Hernias. Yes. Of course. Any strain on the muscles in the inguinal canal can lead to hernia. The hernia is what usually causes the intra-scrotal symptoms if I am reading your question correctly. Read more...
Muscle strain. A "groin pull" is a strained or injured muscle that can cause groin and testicle discomfort. Muscle strains do not likely cause hernias. Many places on the body can get muscle strain injuries, and the muscle heals. Hernias can also cause groin and testicle pain. Needs a physical examination to tell which you may have. Read more...

Can trace of blood appears in urine because of inguinal hernia? Sometimes while sitting have a dull pain around left scrotum.

Not related. Trace of blood should be evaluated to rule out kidney, bladder or urethral problem. Dull pain in left scrotum can occur with varicocele (feels like bag "bag of worms" in left scrotum when standing erect). Your pain could be related to urethritis, which might also be responsible for blood trace. Read more...

I had an inguinal hernia repair today, and I feel some sort of tissue or soft lump in my scrotum. Is this normal?

Probably. The cord travels to scrotum probably some hematoma mention to surgeon. Read more...
Most likely normal. Usually, most patients know something is seriously wrong. This doesn't sound out of the ordinary, but i would call your surgeon for details regarding your case. Read more...