Sharp pains when engaged in physical activity and pain in the groin are symptomatic of inguinal hernias. Inguinal hernias most often occur in males and are more likely to happen to people who have:
A family history of inguinal hernias
Those who are overweight or obese.
If it is causing discomfort and interrupting one’s everyday life, a doctor might recommend an inguinal hernia repair surgery. There are two main procedures available:
A herniorrhaphic surgery, which requires the surgeon to cut the patient open in order to operate
A laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair surgery, a less invasive procedure