Groin/Inguinal Hernia

A hernia occurs when a structure or organ contained in one body cavity passes through the wall of tissue that normally separates it from another cavity. Hernias are described and classified according to where the structures pass through the weakened body wall. The most common areas of the body to have a hernia are the groin—the site of inguinal hernia—and the abdominal regions. The condition known as “sports hernia” manifests as pain in the groin area, but it is actually not a true hernia, as described ...

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