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What are the Symptoms of an Inguinal Hernia in Adults?

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Usually a swelling to the side of the pubic bone, often which gets larger with straining.
Sometimes, there is an aching or discomfort near the swelling.
In a man, the bulge can extend into the scrotum.
Hernias can cause significant pain, especially if the hernia is incarcerated or strangulated.
Inguinal hernias are most often repaired surgically.  All inguinal hernias should be evaluated by a physician.