What is a groin hernia? A protrusion through a weakened abdominal wall.

A groin hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall near the groin area. This condition is more common in males but can occur in females and may present as a noticeable bulge in the groin that is more evident when standing, coughing, or straining.

What are the symptoms of a groin hernia?

  • Visible bulge in the groin or scrotum
  • Pain or discomfort in the groin, especially when bending, coughing, or lifting
  • A heavy or dragging sensation in the groin
  • Weakness or pressure in the groin
  • Swelling or pain around the testicles

Who do groin hernias affect?

Groin hernias can affect individuals of any age, from infants to older adults, but are significantly more common in males. Risk factors include a family history of hernias, chronic coughing, chronic constipation, pregnancy, obesity, and previous abdominal surgeries. Activities that increase abdominal pressure, such as heavy lifting, can also contribute to the formation of a groin hernia.

If you’re facing the discomfort and challenges of Groin Hernias, it’s time to find relief. We invite you to seek the empathetic support, personalized diagnostics, and advanced treatment options available at West Island Colorectal Clinic.

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How is a groin hernia treated?

At our clinic, we offer a diverse range of treatments tailored to meet your unique needs. Our colorectal surgeons will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Laparoscopic surgery

A minimally invasive procedure using small incisions and a camera to reinforce the weakened area. Often, a synthetic mesh is used to prevent recurrence.


Open hernia repair with synthetic mesh

This procedure is done through a small incision, with the hernia “reduced” or anatomically corrected. The layers of the abdominal wall are repaired, and the entire repair is reinforced with a piece of synthetic mesh.


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