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What is an inguinal hernia?

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In an inguinal hernia, the intestine or the bladder protrudes through the abdominal wall or into the inguinal canal in the groin. About 96% of all groin hernias are inguinal, and most occur in men because of a natural weakness in this area.

SOURCES: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders. National Library of Medicine.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 22, 2017

SOURCES: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders. National Library of Medicine.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 22, 2017

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