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Abstract     Introduction: Inguinal hernias, both primary and recurrent, are one of the most commonly encountered surgical problems in the out patients’ department Aims and Objectives: To Study the various risk factors associated with the inguinal hernia at the Tertiary health care center. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study carried out in surgery department of tertiary health care center during the one year period i.e. January 2014 to January 2015 in all the Patients at Out-patient Department (OPD) those patient were diagnosed as the Inguinal hernia were include into the study. The patient who was having malignancy and those came for post-operative complications were excluded from the study. Total 65 patients were selected for the study. All the demographic information and detailed clinical history seeking the associated risk factors were asked. The data is presented in the form of percentages. Result: In our study we found that Majority of the of the patients were in the age group of >50- 44.61% followed by 40-50-20.00%, 30-40-13.84%; 20-30-10.76%; 10-20-7.69%; 1-10-3.07%. Majority of the patients were Male i.e. 66.54% followed by Female 38.46%. Majority of the Patients associated with risk factors was Old age -44.61%followed by; H/O Smoking -33.84%; COPD-29.23%; Chronic constipation -27.69%; BPH -23.07%; Stricture urethra -20.00%. Conclusion: The majority of the risk factors associated with the inguinal hernia were Old age followed by; H/O Smoking, COPD; Chronic constipation; BPH; Stricture urethra

Keywords: Smoking, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Chronic constipation, Stricture urethra.



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