A groin or inguinal hernia is a bulge in the groin area. It is created when soft tissue pushes through a weak spot in the abdomen wall. Sometimes soft tissue also passes down a canal that connects the scrotum to the abdominal area. This canal is called the inguinal canal.

Inguinal Hernias
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A groin hernia in children can be caused by:

  • A large inguinal canal
  • A weakened area in the lower abdominal muscles