Groin Hernia Child
The most common symptom is a bulge in the groin. It may be easier to see this bulge when a child is crying. The child may also show signs of pain.
Hernias can sometimes get caught in the belly wall. This is called a strangulated hernia. Symptoms may be:
- Swollen belly
A strangulated hernia is an emergency that needs medical care right away.
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