DOC: INGUINAL HERNIA
What is an inguinal hernia? An inguinal hernia happens when contents of the abdomen—usually fat or part of the small intestine—bulge through a weak area in the lower abdominal wall. The abdomen is the area between the chest and the hips. The area of the lower abdominal wall is also called the inguinal or groin region.... Document/File: .pdf, filesize: n/a. Filetype: pdf. Filename: inguinal-hernia. Title: Inguinal Hernia. 2014.
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... INGUINAL HERNIAS ARE ONE OF THE MOST COMMON REASONS A PRIMARY CARE PATIENT MAY NEED REFERRAL FOR SURGICAL INTERVEN - TION. THE HISTORY AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION ARE USUALLY SUFFICIENT TO MAKE THE DIAGNOSIS. SYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS OFTEN HAVE GROIN PAIN, WHICH CAN SOMETIMES BE SEVERE ...