Groin Hernia

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What is Groin Hernia?

A groin hernia is an external bulge in the groin area that contains fat, connective tissue, and/or a portion of intestine. There are two main types:

  • Inguinal hernia-occurs when there is a weak spot in the area where the abdomen meets the thigh on both sides (most common type)
  • Femoral hernia-occurs less frequently, located in the upper thigh


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What It Is
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Groin Hernia Causes
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Risk Factors
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Groin Hernia Diagnosis
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Screening for Groin Hernia
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Groin Hernia Treatment
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