Hernia is a gap in the muscles and fascia of the abdominal wall through which the inner contents, small and/or large intestine, stomach, bladder etc, may protrude out into the skin.
What are the types of hernia?
There are several types of hernias know in human. They are broadly divided into internal and external hernias. Internal hernias are not apparent on the outside and can be dangerous.
External hernias are the more common ones and are of several types:
What are the symptoms of hernia?
1.Swelling in the groin or abdominal wall which increases on prolonged standing, coughing, sneezing or even a good laugh!
2. Pinching or dull aching pain in the swelling.
3. Constant pulling sensation inside the abdomen.
5. Backache due to poor posture
Why hernias need treatment?
Although majority of the hernias remains symptom free there always is a chance that the content of hernia (intestine) may get obstructed and if not treated appropriately in time, it may lead to loss of its blood supply!
How are hernias treated?
There are no magic pills for hernias! Surgery is the only way out to treat a hernia.
In current world, laparo-endoscopic approaches have mitigated the fear involved with open surgery such as long cuts, prolonged and severe pain, delayed recovery, loss of work and wages. Using a mesh is gold standard followed worldwide.
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