Harvard Men's Health Watch

Hernias: New options for management

Hernias can develop in many regions of the body, but for most men, the term is shorthand for a groin (inguinal) hernia. A man has a 27% chance of developing one at some time in his life. Men with hernias have several choices to make: whether or not to have surgery to repair the condition, which type of surgery to have, and which type of anesthesia to undergo.
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