Following factors are more prone to developing hernia:
- Personal history
- Family history
- Chronic cough
- Chronic constipation
Mesh cannot be rejected and allergic reactions rarely occur.
- Physical examination: your doctor may feel for a bulge in your abdomen or groin.
- Barium X-ray: drinking a liquid solution containing barium and taking series of X-ray pictures of your digestive tract.
- Endoscopy: small camera attached to a tube is passed down your throat and into your esophagus and stomach.
Hernia repair surgery may be done in three different ways.
- Open surgery repair.
- Laparoscopic hernia repair, it uses smaller incisions and offers a faster recovery.
- Robotic repair is the latest technology in hernia repair.
After the operation you can return home within 48hrs and to daily activity within 1-2 days. You can return to work in 1-2 weeks.
You can’t always prevent the muscle weakning,
- Avoid developing a persistent cough
- Maintaining ideal body weight
- Avoiding straining during bowel movements
- Avoiding lifting heavy weights
- Avoid smoking
Following are the most common complications:
- Males can experience painful swelling in the scrotum
- Presence of gangrene may lead to perforation of the bowel
- Numbness at the surgery site
- Recurrence of the hernia
- Rejection of the mesh
- Sudden severe pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Area becomes tender
Common symptoms of an inguinal hernia include:
- pain or discomfort in the affected area
- weakness, or a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen
- a burning, or aching sensation at the site of the bulge
Other symptoms of a hiatal hernia include:
- acid reflux,
- chest pain
- difficulty swallowing
- inguinal (inner groin),
- incisional (from an incision),
- femoral (outer groin),
- umbilical (belly button),
- hiatal (upper stomach)
- Indirect inguinal hernia
- Direct inguinal hernia
Anything that causes an increase in pressure in the abdomen can cause a hernia,
Following are some conditions:
- Lifting heavy objects
- Persistent coughing
- Poor nutrition
Almost all abdominal wall hernias can be repaired using minimally invasive technique:
- Inguinal Hernias (new and recurrent)
- Femoral Hernias
- Epigastric Hernias
- Incisional or Ventral Hernias
- Umbilical Hernias