What Causes Hernia? its Types, Diagnosis & Advanced Treatment - Wockhardt

What Causes Hernia? its Types, Diagnosis & Advanced Treatment

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You may have heard of Hernias many times, but even today, not everyone is fully aware of them. Simply put, a hernia is when an organ or part of an organ comes out of a natural or unnatural hole in the body. The weakening of the abdominal muscles causes the intestines to be pulled into the cavity, causing the abdomen to swell and a small-to-large bulge appears which causes abdominal pain.

Types of Hernia

The most common type of hernia in men is with the lining of the abdomen above the intestinal tract. Hernia blisters form in the thighs in old age, if the abdominal muscles are weak. This is called an inguinal hernia. Inguinal hernia occurring on the thigh is more common in teenagers, this bulge appears on the upper part of the thigh. Also in infants, muscles of the placenta are weak, their navel appears to be swollen when they cry, so it is better to get it checked by a doctor. In the same way, in pregnant women, uterine tension falls on the abdominal muscles. Excess fat builds up in the abdomen, causing a cavity in the abdomen and results in the intestines to be pulled into it.

What are the Main Causes of Hernia?

A hernia can occur if the abdominal muscles are weak and when there is too much pressure on the abdomen from the inside. For example, whooping cough in infants, asthma in older people, cough caused by smoking, constipation, urinary incontinence, or lifting very heavy objects can lead to a hernia. It is important to consult a surgeon as soon as you notice a hernia. Failure to do so can lead to serious consequences, such as severe abdominal pain, gas, and even retention of the bowel. Sonography (USG) is performed to determine the nature and location of the hernia, and then the course of treatment is determined.

How is a Hernia Diagnosed?

To steer clear of Hernia, surgery is the only solution. This surgery can be performed in the traditional way and is also done with the most advanced laparoscopy method. During surgery, the cavity is closed inside the abdomen and a mesh called prolin mesh is inserted so that the organ does peep out of that space. There are many benefits of having surgery with laparoscopy. It does not have a large incision, surgery is done through an advanced laparoscope through only three small holes. This result is no bleeding, very short hospital stay, the patient recovers quickly and can start his/her routine early. It’s important to see a specialist immediately after noticing hernia-like symptoms and follow the instructions given by the doctor. This will help you to deal with the problem of a hernia successfully.

Dr. Sandeep Sabnis
MS, DNB (Surgical Gastroenterology)
Consultant – MIS, Surgical Oncology, Bariatric Surgery, HPB & Liver Transplantation
Wockhardt Hospitals, Nashik
For Appointment, Call: 0253-6624444

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