Hernia Surgery in Kondapur, Hyderabad
A hernia may occur when there is a bulging of a tissue or an organ through an abnormal opening. It occurs when there is pressure in the organs.
A hernia usually occurs in your groin, upper thigh and abdomen. Hernias are not dangerous but some hernias need surgery to prevent further complications.
What is Hernia?
If your organ or fatty tissue bulges out through an abnormal opening in the surrounding connective tissue or muscle, it is called a hernia.
There are different types of hernia like inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, ventral hernia and hiatal hernia. Pressure on your organs or tissues causes them to squeeze out through a weak spot.
What are the types of Hernia?
There are four types of hernia;
Inguinal Hernia: In this type of hernia, your intestine will squeeze out through the abdominal walls. Men are the common victims of inguinal hernia. The inguinal canal is located in the groin area.
Hiatal Hernia: This type of hernia occurs when a part of your stomach squeezes or bulges out through your diaphragm into the chest cavity. People above 50 years are at a higher risk of suffering from hiatal hernia.
Umbilical Hernia: Umbilical hernia is common among children and infants. In this type of hernia, your intestine will bulge out through the abdominal wall. You may notice a bulge near the belly button of your child.
Ventral Hernia: This type of hernia occurs when tissues bulge out through an opening of the abdominal wall. Obesity, pregnancy and strenuous activity may aggravate ventral hernia.
What are the symptoms of a hernia?
Signs and symptoms of hernia include:
- You may notice blood in your stool
- You may see a bulge near your groin or abdomen
- Swelling near the testicles
- Pain or discomfort in your abdomen or groin
- Pressure in your groin
- You may feel discomfort in your groin or abdomen while lifting heavy objects
- You may feel heartburn
- Sensation in the bulging area
What are the causes of hernia?
Different factors can trigger hernia. Some of the reasons include:
- Age is a common factor that triggers a hernia. Old people are at a high risk of hernia.
- Overweight people are more prone to suffer from hernias.
- Pregnancy can also aggravate hernia.
- Heavy lifting may also trigger hernia because lifting heavy objects may put pressure on your organs
- Constipation also causes a hernia because it causes you to put effort while bowel movements.
- Smoking weakens the connective tissues of your abdomen.
- Premature birth may also lead to a hernia.
When to see a doctor?
If you are experiencing sharp pain near your groin or abdomen or notice a bulge in your abdomen, you need prompt medical attention.
Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Kondapur
Call 1860-500-2244 to book an appointment
How to treat hernia?
Before your treatment starts, your doctor at Apollo Kondapur will do imaging tests like ultrasound, CT scan and MRI scan to diagnose the problem.
Your doctor may recommend surgery to repair the bulge in your abdominal wall. Surgery depends on the size and severity of the hernia.
He or she may also prescribe to wear a truss to treat the hernia. This supportive undergarment will keep the hernia intact.
If you are suffering from a hiatal hernia, your doctor may prescribe medicines to ease your pain and discomfort. He or she may prescribe medicines like H-2 receptor blockers, proton pump inhibitors and antacids.
A hernia is a common condition suffered by many people. Various factors like age, obesity, pregnancy or physical activities can trigger hernia.
It is important to seek your doctor’s help to cure hernia and to avoid further complications.
A hernia is not life-threatening but it can affect the quality of your life. It can last for a short period and sometimes for a longer period.
You may feel pain and discomfort around the abdomen or groin. Your doctor may prescribe painkillers to relieve the pain and discomfort.
Yes, a hernia can be treated with surgery and medication.