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Inguinal (Groin) Hernia

Indirect inguinal hernias are the most common hernias in both men and women. They result from a widening of a natural hole that allows for the passage of the spermatic cord (men) or the round ligament (women). There is a genetic predisposition to these hernias.

Direct inguinal hernias occur in older patients and is a result of weakening of the tissues, frequently with heavy lifting or straining staff (2014). "Medical gallery of Blausen Medical 2014". WikiJournal of Medicine 1 (2).