What is An Inguinal Hernia? Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is An Inguinal Hernia? Diagnosis and Treatment

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Inguinal hernias are common in middle-aged males. This pamphlet describes the importance of why patients need to understand the symptoms of hernias and when to seek medical advice. Patients are also informed on prevention strategies for inguinal hernias as well as the different treatment options that are available. Two options include surgery and watchful waiting.


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Watanaskul, Lindy. (2010). What is An Inguinal Hernia? Diagnosis and Treatment. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/92568.

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