I am 42yrs and have developed hernia and it was detected in the month of July-Aug2007. Dr. said that it has just started. Now, I can see a little swelling on left side and I also feel a little pain some times. I wanted to know what is Hernia and is there any other altern

Question (Posted on :  31 Aug 2008 )


I am 42yrs and have developed hernia and it was detected in the month of July-Aug2007. Dr. said that it has just started. Now, I can see a little swelling on left side and I also feel a little pain some times. I wanted to know what is Hernia and is there any other alternative to surgery available for its treatment? If no, then what is the suitable time to get the surgery of it and what precautions I must take pre and post treatment of hernia? Kindly advice, I want total and permanent remedy as early as possible.

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 31 Aug 2008 )


Hernia is an abnormal protrusion of contents inside abdomen- intestines or a fatty curtain called " Omentum " through a weak area in the muscles of abdominal wall. It tends to become larger in due course due to normal prerssure variations inside or particularly repeated excessive pressure inside due to straining at stools, urination, excessive cough or some activities like lifting heavy weights or physical exertion. Sometimes, the intestines that bulge out through the muscles , under the skin may get caught and cannot go back into the abdomina cavity - an emergency life threatening complication called " strangulation " . This complication can happen anytime irrespective of size or duration of hernia. There are also several lesser complications. Therefore anyone who has a hernia should plan to get it corrected by an operation at his early convenience and not wait for complications. #13;#10; #13;#10;There is no medical treatment for hernia. Use of a belt or " Truss' is mentioned only to be condemned as it is very cumbersome and ineffective in most cases.Even in surgery, there are several variations in technique, including the latest technique of laparoscopic hernia repair. But the old open operation is still favoured by most surgeons. Any reasonably good general surgeon should be able to do hernia operation very well. It is in fact a relatively simple operation. #13;#10; #13;#10;Hence don't wait till u get complications. Get it operated at your early convenience. If you want us to recommend a doctor please let us know your city. Regards Clinical Team @ Clinnovo



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