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Inguinal Hernia

An inguinal hernia occurs when there is a weakness in the abdominal wall in the inguinal region (groin).

What causes an Inguinal Hernia?

An Inguinal hernia can be caused by many different factors such as exercise, straining, excessive coughing or be congenital.  

Inguinal Hernia Treatment:

  • Asymptomatic hernias can be monitored.

  • Hernia belts may be used for patients unsuitable for surgery.

  • If symptomatic, surgical repair is common and recommended.  This is usually laparoscopic with mesh placement.