What are inguinal hernias?

Also known as: hernia, incarcerated hernia.

An inguinal hernia is a swelling in the groin area (inguinal canal) which contains bowel. It/they may occur on one or both sides and are most frequently (80-90%) found in boys (more commonly on the right side).

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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