A hernia is a tear in your muscle or tissue that allows part of your insides to stick out. It can be a bulge of an internal organ or your intestines. Sometimes you can see the hernia, depending on its location and size. Certain activities can worsen the condition, like bending over or lifting heavy objects.
A hernia occurs when muscle or tissue tears and internal organ protrudes through it. It happens due to interior layers of belly muscles get weakened which pushes the internal lining of the stomach out. Sometimes hernia appears as a swelling while straining or lifting something and disappears while you lie down.
Hernia causes discomfort, severe ache, or different probably extreme troubles like strangulation that could require the emergency surgical procedure. You should visit a hernia specialist for treatment.
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The most common forms of hernia are:
Inguinal Hernia: In men, the inguinal canal is a passageway for the spermatic cord and blood vessels leading to the testicles. In women, the inguinal canal contains the round ligament that gives support for the womb. In an inguinal hernia, fatty tissue or a part of the intestine pokes into the groin at the top of the inner thigh. This is the most common type of hernia and affects men more often than women.
Femoral Hernia: Fatty tissue or part of the intestine protrudes into the groin at the top of the inner thigh. Femoral hernias are much less common than inguinal hernias and mainly affect older women.
Umbilical Hernia: Fatty tissue or part of the intestine pushes through the abdomen near the navel (belly button).
Hiatal (hiatus) Hernia
Hiatal (hiatus) Hernia: Part of the stomach pushes up into the chest cavity through an opening in the diaphragm (the horizontal sheet of muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen).
What causes a Hernia?
There are various factors that are responsible for a hernia. It can be hereditary. In adults, it can occur due to stress which puts pressure within the abdomen and tears the abdominal wall. Some other risk factors include:
- Persistent coughing
- Being obese or pregnant
- Lifting, sporting, or pushing heavy hundreds
- Straining on the restroom
When to contact a Hernia Specialist for hernia treatment?
A hernia usually doesn’t cause any pain, but sometimes it causes pain which gets worsen after performing any activity. If a hernia doesn’t lessen, will become crimson or painful, it has obstructed and there is a danger of strangulation. You must visit a hernia specialist at this time. Dr. Sadashiv Chaudhari is a skilled Hernia Specialist in Mumbai who gets you rid of your hernia.
He delivers satisfactory care to hernia sufferers that can not be discovered anywhere else. He has gained excellence in laparoscopic Hernia treatment. He provides the best surgical treatment which avoids recurrent hernias. To make an appointment with Dr. Sadashiv Chaudhari, please call +91-9594297826.
How hernia is treated?
A hernia doesn’t go away by itself also there is no medication available to treat hernia directly. Therefore, surgery is the only option. Hernias required immediate treatment to avoid the risk of strangulation. There are two types of surgeries available for hernia treatment:
- Open surgery: In this type of hernia treatment, the abdominal wall is cut and the protruding tissue is moved back into the abdomen and the weakened muscle wall is stitched. The operation is performed under local anesthesia. It is required to stay in hospital for few days.
- Laparoscopy: It is an advanced surgical method for hernia treatment. This can be used to treat some type of hernia but instead of large cuts small incisions are made to allow the insertion of instruments of surgical tools. With these tools, surgery is done. A video camera is also inserted to guide the surgeon perform surgery. The person is given general anesthesia while performing this procedure.
Advantages of Laparoscopic surgery:
– Shorter recovery
– Less invasive
– Less pain
– Early mobilization
– Early resumption of activities like walking, driving.
– Back to work early
– Early discharge
The person can go home after 1-2 days of operation. The doctor may suggest pain killers to help relieve discomfort caused due to surgery.
A person should be there with you for 24 hours to take care after the operation. Follow the instructions given by your doctor about caring for wounds, hygiene, and bathing before you left the hospital. To avoid strain during the toilet, drink lots of fluids and water and eat plenty of vegetables, fruit, and high-fiber foods. This can help to reduce pain.