What is an Inguinal Hernia? - Symptoms & Diagnosis


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An inguinal hernia occurs when _____ protrude through the inguinal canal and into the _____.

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1. In men, the _____ may enlarge as a result of inguinal hernia.


Which of the following is NOT a sign/symptom of an inguinal hernia?

I. An increase in the size of the bulge when standing

II. A decrease in the size of the bulge when straining or coughing

III. Potentially, pain and aching in the groin area

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo makes it easy to measure your knowledge of inguinal hernias. See what you know about the symptoms of this condition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to make sure you know about:

  • The most visible potential symptom of this hernia in men
  • Major signs of an inguinal hernia
  • The most common diagnosis method for this condition

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what indicates an emergency situation with an inguinal hernia
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as an inguinal hernia
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the signs and symptoms of this condition

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this medical condition by reading the lesson titled What is an Inguinal Hernia? - Symptoms & Diagnosis. This lesson will let you explore:

  • The purpose of the inguinal canal in men and women
  • When to seek medical care for an inguinal hernia
  • The changes you can expect to see in a non-symptomatic hernia