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Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain

There are several conditions that could explain your pain, but your history is particularly suggestive for a hernia. Hernias that cause pain in the lower abdomen protrude through a ligament named the inguinal ligament. For this reason, they are called "inguinal hernias."

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