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 -How does it look from inside ?
3D Hernia Mesh or Net
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
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
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
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.
- Short Hospital stay
- Fast recovery
- Minimal pain
- Less chances of infection
- Less chance of missing other causes of pain
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.
Get OPD Appointment
Book OPD appointment with Dr. Chintan B Patel at Kiran Hospital, Surat, Gujarat, India
Monday – Saturday
Morning10.00 AM – 12.30 PM
Evening04.30 PM – 06.00 PM