Hernia repair may be recommended for:
- large bulges through a small hole (increased risk of incarceration and strangulation)
- painful hernia Inguinal hernia repair is indicated when the bulge through the inguinal canal is large or painful.
Update Date 12/10/2012
Updated by: Robert A. Cowles, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, and Stephanie Slon.