Inguinal Hernia

Sydney Childrens Surgery Doctor Carolyn Russell and Doctor Anthony Dilley Paediatric Surgeons in Gymea Randwick Liverpool, tongue tie release

Inguinal Hernia

An Inguinal hernia appears as a lump which may come and go in the child’s groin. Sometimes the lump can enter into the scrotum in boys or into the labium in girls. Inguinal hernias occur when there is an abnormal opening in the abdominal wall.

Inguinal hernias are common and may occur at any age in children. They rarely go away on their own. The younger the child, the more likely the hernia can become stuck or ‘irreducible’. The best management of an inguinal hernia is surgical repair.

Make an appointment at Sydney Children’s Surgery to see Dr Anthony Dilley in Gymea or Randwick, or Dr Carolyn Russell in Gymea, Randwick, Liverpool or Oran Park.

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