When an internal part of the body such as an area of the intestine pushes through a weak muscle or tissue wall surrounding it, a hernia can develop.
What is an inguinal hernia?
An inguinal hernia is a lump or swelling that appears in the groin area. It can also extend into the scrotum (testicular pouch) – which may appear swollen, enlarged and painful. In people with this type of hernia, the swelling appears with lifting weight or objects and disappears with rest.
What are the potential causes of inguinal hernia?
In inguinal Hernia, a part of the intestine or fatty tissue pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall into the inguinal canal. Though it is common at any age, it mainly affects aging men. People who strain or put pressure on the abdominal during bowel movements, or lift heavy loads or push heavy objects are at risk of developing this condition suddenly. In some cases, persistent heavy cough can also cause inguinal hernia.
Groin Hernia Surgery in Hyderabad – When Is It Required?
When you have this type of hernia associated with persistent pain and discomfort, your hernia specialist doctor or a surgical gastroenterologist may recommend surgery. Untreated hernias can cause severe complications such as strangulation (a part of the bowel may trap cutting blood supply) and obstruction (a part of the bowel gets stuck in the inguinal canal). These complications can lead to severe stomach pain, nausea and vomiting.
Strangulated hernia may require emergency surgery to release the trapped tissue and restore blood supply.
Inguinal hernia repair procedure
Surgical repair is performed in two ways:
Open surgery: A surgical gastroenterologist makes a large incision, and then pushes the lump back into the abdomen.
Laparoscopic hernia repair surgery or keyhole surgery: A surgeon experienced in laparoscopic hernia repair makes several small incisions in the abdomen. And uses small tube-like instruments to repair the hernia.
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Inguinal hernia repair hydrocele
Inguinal hernia repair with hydrocelectomy: A hydrocele that causes pain and
discomfort and doesn’t go away needs surgical removal. A surgical
gastroenterologist makes an incision or cut in the lower abdominal area or
scrotum to remove hydrocele. If a surgeon finds hydrocele during an inguinal
hernia repair procedure he will remove the hydrocele – even if it is
asymptomatic. The surgeon uses a tube to drain fluid and applies a bandage.
The patient needs follow up care.
Inguinal hernia surgery cost in Hyderabad: It ranges anywhere between Rs. 85,000 to Rs. 1,30,000 in Hyderabad. The cost of laparoscopic hernia surgery in Hyderabad is slightly higher than open surgery. A majority of the insurance companies cover hernia surgeries. There are some variations in the cost due to other factors such as the age of the patient, comorbid conditions, severity of the problem, duration of hospital stay and so on.
If you have been diagnosed with hernia and suggested to get hernia surgery done, don’t delay the surgery or else you will develop complications such as obstruction and strangulation. If you still have any other questions or concerns pertaining to hernia treatment, then meet me personally.