Having muscle weakness
from birth, along with a hernia sac
Having muscle weakness from
Having one or more inguinal hernias
Risk factors for inguinal hernia in children
children, risk factors for inguinal hernia include:
Being born early and having low birth weight
[less than 1500 g (3.3 lb)].
Having one or both testicles that do not descend
into the scrotum (undescended testicle).
Having a family history of
Having certain other birth defects or conditions,
such as characteristics of each sex in a baby's genitals (ambiguous genitalia),
abnormal position of the opening of the
urethra on top of (epispadias) or underneath
(hypospadias) the penis, or
hydrocele, in which fluid builds up around one or both
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