What’s An Inguinal Hernia?

[twitter]Ah the stuff you learn when you’re a parent.

My son has just been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia, that’s a hernia down there. In your business.

He needs surgery. It’s not emergency surgery, but these sorts of hernias can result in bowel or intestinal strangulation which is about as fun as that phrase sounds.

So, after a visit with the doctor who diagnosed my son after an ultrasound, we wait for an appointment with Children’s Hospital for surgery.

In the meantime, I have to keep my wife away from Dr Google. He tends to be filled with too many worst case scenarios, don’t you think?

If you’ve had experience with hernia surgery, I’d appreciate anecdotes, advice, and stories in the comments.

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