Inguinal Hernia

What is an Inguinal Hernia?

Dr. Brown Explains What an Inguinal Hernia Is

You notice that you feel pain when you cough, lift objects, sneeze, or do other things that affect the lower abdominal region. And you feel a bulge in the area.  You find that even if you take it easy as soon as you use those muscles, the pain returns. Pain and a bulge are indicators that you may have an inguinal hernia.

“What is an inguinal hernia?” In layman terms, an inguinal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall. Something from inside the abdomen can pop through this hole and causes the infamous bulge underneath the skin. The small intestines are the most common thing to pop out but the large intestines and pelvic organs can pop out as well. 

How do you get a hole in the abdominal wall? This area is known as your “core.” Muscles in the core…

William Brown, MD
Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been repairing inguinal hernias for over 30 years, taking care of Athletes with Sports Hernia injuries since 1999.  Dr. Brown has been taking care of patients with complications from mesh for so long that his hair is gray. Luckily he still has some hair.

His patients include players from the San Jose Sharks and the San Jose Earthquakes as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, and the local college teams. As well as Athletes from 15 foreign countries.

Fremont Office
William H. Brown, M.D.
39470 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 793-2404
Fax: (510) 793-1320

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