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A hernia is when the bowel has left the abdomen through a gap in the groin, and enters the scrotum.
So, yes, rarely it can cause bowel movement problems. However, since it's generally the small intestines that herniate, this is not that common. The large bowel is where stool is formed.
If you have a double hernia, that should be corrected by a surgeon.
If this is an OLD hernia that has been repaired correctly, then no, it should not affect your bowel movement at all. Everything should be back in the proper place if it was corrected.
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