Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal Hernia is a condition of weakening or loosening of abdominal wall muscles of groin. 

Swelling  due to bulging & protrusion of intra abdominal contents like intestine, etc while coughing, walking or running

Around 25 to 30 % males will develop inguinal Hernia in their Lifetime
Around 3 to 4 % females will develop Inguinal hernia

Symptoms & Diagnosis

No Symptoms in Early Stages

Assessment of patient as per following

Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia -How does it look from inside ?
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3D Hernia Mesh or Net
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Hernia Operation
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Hernia Treatment



Only Definitive long term treatment is Surgery or Hernioplasty operation.

In this operation, generally a Net or Mesh is used to overlap the hernia defect which acts as scaffolding over which new tissue grows leading to strengthening of Lower Abdominal wall


1) Open or Lichenstein repair

Surgeon makes a cut in groin area under anaesthesia. Wall Is repaired with Mesh or net

2) Laparoscopic

Surgeon makes Small cut of 0.5 cm hole are made on abdominal wall & Mesh is placed from within inside. This is less painful & faster recovery

  1. TAPP
  2. TEP
  3. E-TEP

There is no role of medicines, exercise, Yoga, oil massage, Desi Home remedies, Hernia belts or TRUSS for hernia treatment. Use of this can complicate the problem

Recovery Chart

Hospital Stay
1 to 0 Days
Office Work
1 to 3 Days
7 to 8 Days
10 to 0 Days

Do lift Heavy weight more than 8 kg for 4 to 6 months
Do not strain in toilet or urine
Use Stool softeners & High fiber diet
Lose weight if obese
No role of truss before or after surgery
No Gym for 4-6 months, but can do lighter exercise

Increase in Size of hernia

Obstruction of hernial contents – trapping of intestines or omentum

Strangulation & gangrene of Intestine – Blood supply is cut off due to twisiting

These complications are dangerous & life threatening. Therefore it needs urgent attention.

  1. Short Hospital stay
  2. Fast recovery
  3. Minimal pain
  4. Less chances of infection
  5. Less chance of missing other causes of pain

1. Early

Urinary retention




2. Late

Chronic Pain 1 to 5 % ( Laparoscopic Surgery has less chances of pain )

Recurrence 0.5 % to 2 % ( Less chances in Mesh repair )

Infertility 0.3 % 

Numbness or tingling at operative site

Safe & effective with minimal complications in hands of experienced surgeon.


Dr Chintan Patel performed laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery for my father's recurring hernia.From day one after surgery he was able to do his personal duties freely.Doctor was friendly, caretaking and dedicated towards his duty.

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