An inguinal hernia (say "IN-gwuh-nul HER-nee-uh") happens when tissue pushes through a weak spot in your groin muscle. This causes a bulge in the groin or scrotum that may hurt or burn.
Surgery is the only way to fix it. But you may not need surgery if your hernia is small and painless.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Kenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal|
|Last Revised||November 15, 2012|
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