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Inguinal hernia repair - series Normal anatomy A hernia occurs when part of an organ protrudes through a weak point or tear in the thin muscular wall that holds the abdominal organs in place. Indications Hernia repair may be recommended for: Large bulges through a small hole increased risk of incarceration and strangulation. Inguinal hernia repair is indicated when the bulge through the inguinal canal is large or painful.
This may mean that the intestine within the hernia is blocked. This is an emergency. Exams and Tests The best way to tell if there is a hernia is to have your health care provider perform a physical exam. If there is any doubt about the exam findings, an ultrasound or CT scan may be helpful.
I have a bad hernia in my right groin. At times it sticks out like a baseball, and it's hard to push back in. What can I do for it? I am 88 and in good health. I passed a heart exam for hernia surgery, but doctors I have contacted won't do anything for me.