Groin Hernia -- Child
(Hernia, Groin—Child; Hernia, Inguinal—Child; Inguinal Hernia—Child)
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- A large inguinal canal
- A weakened area in the lower abdominal muscles
- A bulge in the groin area—It may be easier to see this bulge when your child is crying. If your child is relaxed, the bulge may look smaller.
- Pain in this area
- Severe pain in the groin or abdomen
- Rapid heart beat
- Abdominal swelling
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
American College of Physicians http://www.acponline.org/
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases http://www.niddk.nih.gov/
Canadian Institute for Health Information http://www.cihi.ca/
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/
Children’s Hospital Boston. Hernia (umbilical or inguinal). Children’s Hospital Boston website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1018/mainpageS1018P0.html . Accessed July 13, 2010.
Cincinnati Children’s. Inguinal hernia. Cincinnati Children’s website. Available at: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/info/abdomen/diagnose/inguinal-hernia.htm . Accessed July 13, 2010.
DynaMed Editorial Team. Groin hernia in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated June 18, 2010. Accessed July 13, 2010.
Scholten A. Groin hernia. EBSCO Health Library website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/healthLibrary/ . Updated September 30, 2009. Accessed July 13, 2010.
- Reviewer: Kari Kassir, MD
- Review Date: 06/2012 -
- Update Date: 00/60/2012 -
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