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  • Writer's pictureDr. Shriniwas Deshpande

Groin Hernia: The unwanted bulge

An inguinal hernia surgery, also called herniorrhaphy or hernioplasty , is a procedure to repair a hernia in the inguinal area, which is located in the groin. A hernia occurs when a portion of the intestine bulges out through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. This can cause discomfort and pain, and in some cases, the hernia can become trapped and require emergency surgery. The surgery is typically performed through a small incision in the groin and the bulging tissue is pushed back into the abdomen and the weakened area is reinforced with a mesh. Recovery time after surgery varies, but most people can return to near normal activities within a week. In some cases, a laparoscopic procedure may be used, which involves smaller incisions and faster recovery time.

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