For a variety of reasons, the abdominal muscles in the area that is being repaired may not be strong or healthy enough to "hold" the stitching (suture) material.
Conditions that cause coughing or straining to pass stools or urine (such as lung diseases or prostate or bowel problems) may need to be corrected so that the hernia will not recur after repair.
Conditions after surgery that can increase the chances of an inguinal hernia recurring include:
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