A groin hernia, otherwise known as an inguinal hernia, is one of the most common types of hernias treated at Beverly Hills Hernia Center. It’s found in both men and women, but a groin hernia in men is far more typical. If you see an unusual bulge in the groin or scrotum, appearing gradually after weeks or suddenly after a strain, you may have a groin hernia. This type of hernia can be very painful, but it can also be present without obvious symptoms which is why it’s so important to educate yourself on the various signs of the condition.

As you might expect, one of the most common groin hernia symptoms in men is pain or discomfort in the groin area. Sometimes the pain is constant, but it’s usually more pronounced with coughing, bending over, or lifting heavy objects. You may feel a dragging sensation or pressure in the groin area. Pain with swelling around the testicles is not among the usual groin hernia symptoms in men, unless the protruding intestine descends into the scrotum. In that case, it’s vital to see a hernia specialist at Beverly Hills Hernia Center as soon as possible.

Often times, the bulge groin hernia in men can disappear when you lay down, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone. It’s very common for the pain to go away when you lie down, which is actually a symptom of the hernia growing larger. Medical attention is still definitely needed.


Beverly Hills Hernia Center is home to Dr. Shirin Towfigh, the only surgeon in the Western United States focused on abdominal wall hernias. In addition to surgical interventions, we also specialize in hernia prevention and treatment for hernias of all kinds, including groin hernias. Dr. Towfigh is a leading expert in detecting hernias that have gone misdiagnosed by doctors who don’t specialize in hernias, especially in women whose hernias very often go misdiagnosed because they’re less common.

At Beverly Hills Hernia Center, we use a minimally invasive incisional hernia repair, which uses state of the art laparoscopic technology. Since the surgery is less invasive, recovery time is quicker, allowing you to get back to a hernia-free and painless life very soon. If you aren’t sure if you have a hernia or want to get a current hernia treated, call Beverly Hills Hernia Center today for the best treatment in Southern California. For further information call 310-358-5020 or visit our contact page.We look forward to hearing from you.