Where is a inguinal hernia located?
An inguinal hernia occurs when the intestines or fat from the abdomen bulge through the lower abdominal wall into the inguinal, or groin, area.
What is the best treatment for inguinal hernia?
Inguinal Hernia Treatment Surgery is the only way to fix an inguinal hernia. The doctor will push the bulging tissue back inside and strengthen your abdominal wall with stitches and perhaps mesh. They might be able to do this through a small cut in your belly using a special tool, a procedure called laparoscopy.
How do I check myself for an inguinal hernia?
How to tell you have a hernia
- Feel for a lump or swelling around the pubic bone.
- If you find a lump, make note of where it is and lie down.
- Did the lump disappear or become smaller? If so, it may be a hernia.
- Do you feel discomfort when coughing or lifting heavy objects? It’s almost certainly a hernia.
Can an inguinal hernia heal itself?
The hernia won’t heal on its own. If your hernia does not bother you, most likely you can wait to have surgery. Your hernia may get worse, but it may not. Over time, hernias tend to get bigger as the muscle wall of the belly gets weaker and more tissue bulges through.
Do all inguinal hernias require surgery?
Not all inguinal hernias need to be repaired, but all hernia repairs require surgery. Small hernias that are not strangulated—blocking blood supply to the intestine—and are causing bowel obstruction or significant pain do not necessarily require surgery or emergency surgical repair.
Should I push my hernia back in?
Most inguinal hernias can be pushed back into the belly with gentle massage and pressure. An inguinal hernia will not heal on its own. If you have symptoms, or the hernia is growing, you may need surgery. Some surgeons recommend repair of all groin hernias in women.
Is walking bad for hernia?
The following exercises are considered safe for a hiatal hernia: walking. jogging. swimming.
Where is the hernia located in the abdomen?
An inguinal hernia occurs in the abdomen near the groin area. They develop when fatty or intestinal tissues push through a weakness in the abdominal wall near the right or left inguinal canal. Each inguinal canal resides at the base of the abdomen.
What are the complications of inguinal hernia?
Inguinal hernia repair is a very common surgery. However, like all surgeries, it has some risks, including infection, bleeding, and pain that is not relieved by medication. Long-term complications are rare, but can include nerve damage.
What is the size of a hernia?
These hernias range in size from less than ½ inch (2 centimeters) to more than 2 inches (6 centimeters). In most instances an umbilical hernia causes no discomfort. Usually, a doctor can easily push it back in. An infant’s umbilical hernia (unlike an adult’s) rarely obstructs or strangulates.