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Hernia, inguinal

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Introduction
A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.
How inguinal hernia repair is carried out
There are two ways that an inguinal hernia repair can be carried out. These are open surgery or keyhole surgery (also called laparoscopic surgery).
Recovering from inguinal hernia repair
You should be able to go home on the day of or the day after an operation to repair an inguinal hernia.
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