When there is a weakness in your abdominal muscles, some of your intestines can protrude from the opening, forming an inguinal hernia. This can cause mild to severe consequences. Most of the time, an inguinal hernia will only cause some pain or discomfort. In other cases, an inguinal hernia can cause constipation or bowel death because of a lack of blood supply.
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with an inguinal hernia?
- Q What are the different types of inguinal hernia?
- Q Why is an inguinal hernia more common in men than in women?
- Q How do I manage my perineal hernia on a daily basis?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my inguinal hernia symptoms?
- Q Does an inguinal hernia affect children differently than adults?