Inguinal hernias common for men

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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Nearly 5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with a hernia each year. Hernias can develop over a long period of time or occur instantly. They often require surgical intervention. For men, inguinal hernias are by far the most common, accounting for approximately 80 percent of those diagnosed. In addition, men are 10 times more likely than women to develop an inguinal hernia. Because inguinal hernias can lead to serious complications, it is important to recognize the signs of symptoms and seek immediate medical care.

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