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What are symptoms of an inguinal hernia?

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You could have a direct inguinal hernia if you:

You may be able to gently push the bump back up into your abdomen to relieve some of the discomfort.

  • Hurt when you cough, bend, or lift something heavy
  • Feel pressure or weakness in your groin
  • Have swelling around your testicles

From: What Is an Inguinal Hernia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Inguinal Hernia."

Mayo Clinic: "Inguinal hernia: Diagnosis," "Inguinal Hernia: Symptoms," "Inguinal Hernia: Overview."

PubMed Health: "Spermatic Cord."

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 8, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Inguinal Hernia."

Mayo Clinic: "Inguinal hernia: Diagnosis," "Inguinal Hernia: Symptoms," "Inguinal Hernia: Overview."

PubMed Health: "Spermatic Cord."

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 8, 2017

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