A bulge in the groin area when standing or straining
Pain in the groin area when straining
A bulge that may extend into the scrotum in men
Pain, a heavy feeling, or discomfort in the groin (Sometimes there is no pain.)
More serious symptoms may need emergency care:
Severe pain in the groin or abdomen
Rapid heart beat
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam.
Most inguinal hernias require surgery. If it is a small hernia that can be pushed back into place, an external pad (called a truss) may be worn to provide support. Surgery is usually still needed at some point.
, hernias sometimes return, either on the same side or the opposite side. Hernia repair can cause pain and disrupt your quality of life, but these complications are rare.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a