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How concerning is a hernia in the groin?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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