A hernia usually occurs in newborns and can develop in the first few months of life. An inguinal hernia is a type of hernia that occurs in the groin area. Those children who are at more risk of having a hernia many also have developmental dysplasia of the hip, Cystic Fibrosis, undescended testes, a parent with a hernia, or problems with the urethra. An inguinal hernia is more often seen in premature infants. They usually appear as a bulge or swelling in the groin or scrotum, but the symptoms may mimic other conditions or medical problems so it is important to consult your child’s doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
At Georgia Pediatric Urology, the seven pediatric fellowship-trained urologists provide expert care in the diagnosis and treatment of urological problems affecting boys, girls and adolescents. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.gaurology.com.