A hernia is a weakness in the muscle wall or tissue that surrounds an organ. This can cause fatty tissue or any organ to force out and create a bulge. Hernias often occur in the lower abdomen, but they may also develop in other parts of the body.
Unfortunately, the body cannot cure a hernia on its own. In most cases, the size of a hernia grows with time. In the worst cases, they can lead to life-threatening complications.
If it is left untreated, a hernia can cause organ damage, including necrosis (tissue death), and even sepsis (a potentially life-threatening infection). For these reasons, doctors generally recommend surgery to repair the hernia. Hernia repair surgery usually involves pushing the body part back into place and making sure it stays there.
Symptoms of Hernia
Here are some symptoms of a hernia, which makes it important to undergo surgical repair.
- Pain or discomfort that disturbs your day-to-day regular activities.
- Discomfort and pain that gets intense with time.
- When you have a large sized hernia.
- Rapid growth of the hernia in an area where is can get worst or enlarge such as groin region.
Some patients may not show any symptoms, some only experience sensitivity on the skin surrounding their hernia. But whatever is happening-if it’s failing to heal or you’re showing signs of deteriorating health-consult your doctor immediately!
Do You Need Hernia Surgery?
Your doctor will suggest surgery if any of the following things happen to you:
- Tissue can trap into the abdominal wall, called incarceration. If left untreated, it can lead to strangulation which prevents blood from reaching tissues and organs.
- It may strangulate your intestines or other organs – this problem is a medical emergency!
- Nausea, fever and pain that becomes worse are signs of a hernia in need of immediate treatment.
Your hernia will likely require surgery if it’s causing chronic pain or discomfort that won’t go away on its own over time- but there are some circumstances where you could delay the surgery: like if you lay down, the hernia disappears or bulge back into place without assistance or when the hernia size is small with no severe symptoms.
What You Need to Know About Hernia Repair Surgery
Most doctors recommend surgical repair of a hernia to improve the odds of a speedy recovery, long-term health, and effective post-surgical care. Surgery may be performed under general anaesthesia or with sedation, regional anaesthesia
To know more about hernia surgery visit our webpage Hernia Surgery
When is it Necessary to Repair the Hernia? Bottom Line
A hernia is not a minor health issue and in most cases requires immediate medical supervision and intervention. If you doubt that you or your loved one is suffering from a hernia you must immediately consult an experienced health professional who specializes in hernia treatment to save you from any risk and complications. India’s eminent laparoscopic surgeon Dr Amita Jain can help you in this case. Contact us on our website or call us on +(91) 882 6615 301 to get your appointment.
This article is written by the editorial team under the supervision and guidance of Dr Amita Jain