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A groin hernia occurs when abdominal tissue or fat pokes out through the abdominal wall. It causes a bulge in the groin area. There are two main types:

  • Inguinal hernia—occurs in the area where the abdomen meets the thigh on both sides. This is the most common type.
  • Femoral hernia—located in the upper thigh.

A hernia can trap a section of intestine, leading to blockage or problems with blood flow. This is a medical emergency and requires care right away.

Inguinal Hernias
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