What is Hernia? Don’t Ignore These 5 Important Symptoms

What is Hernia? Don't Ignore These 5 Important Symptoms

Ignorance may be bliss, but not when it comes to certain medical conditions.

Are you feeling sudden pain around your abdomen or groin? It might be more serious than you think. Usually, the pain in the groin is referred to as Hernia. It is a common but dangerous condition that affects thousands of people every year.

A hernia usually happens in your abdomen or groin, when one of your organs pushes through the muscle or tissue that contains it. It may look like an odd bulge that comes and goes during different activities or in different positions.

Types of Hernias

There are different types of hernias but the most common types occur in the abdomen, groin, or upper thigh.

1. Inguinal Hernia (Inner Groin): Inguinal Hernia is the most common type of a hernia, especially in men, and occurs when the intestines push through a weak spot or tear in the lower abdominal wall, often in the inguinal canal.

2. Incision Hernia (from an incision): A protrusion of tissue that occurs at the site of a healed surgical scar is known as an incisional hernia.

3. Femoral Hernia (outer groin): A hernia occurs when your fatty tissue or part of your intestine spills into your groin at the top of your inner thigh.

4. Umbilical hernia (belly button): It occurs when the fatty tissue or part of the intestine pokes through the abdomen near the belly button.

5. Ventral Hernia (Abdominal): Any protrusion of the intestines or other tissues through a  gap in the abdominal wall is referred to as a ventral (abdominal) hernia.

6. Spigelian Hernia: A hernia through the Spigelian fascia, or layer of tissue that separates two groups of abdominal muscles, is known as a Spigelian hernia

Symptoms of Hernia

Hernia symptoms are common in males & females and can vary depending on the location and size of the hernia, so it’s essential to look out for these signs.

Visible Lump or Bulge

The most apparent symptoms of a hernia is a visible lump or bulge that can be seen and felt under the skin. This lump may be more prominent when you cough, lift weights, or strain during bowel movements. The lump or bulge may disappear when you lie down or relax, but it will likely reappear when you stand up or exert yourself.

Pain or Discomfort

Hernias can cause mild to severe pain or discomfort, depending on their size and location. The pain may be a dull ache or a sharp, stabbing sensation.

Difficulty with Bowel Movements

Hernias in the groin area can sometimes cause difficulty with bowel movements. You may experience constipation or conversely have diarrhoea or frequent bowel movements.

Nausea and Vomiting

If the hernia is causing a blockage in the intestine, you may experience nausea and vomiting. This severe symptoms require immediate medical attention, as it can be a sign of a potentially life-threatening condition.

Reflux or Heartburn

Hernias that occur in the diaphragm can cause reflux or heartburn. This occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing a burning sensation in the chest and throat. If you experience chronic reflux or heartburn, it may be a sign of a hiatal hernia, which occurs when the stomach bulges up into the chest through a weakened diaphragm.

Don’t let yourself become another statistic – if you experience any of these symptoms, make sure to get checked immediately by Doctor, experienced in Hernia treatment. Dr. S. N. Baser, a hernia Surgeon at Harsh Hospital & Maternity Home has 20+ years of experience in treating Hernias and also other problems related to rectal and Anus.

Causes of Hernia

A hernia occurs when a weakness or a pre-existing opening in your muscle or connective tissue allows an organ or other tissue to push through the barrier. Here are the certain factors that can cause Hernia in males or females.

You may be more likely to acquire a hernia if you have:

  • A job that involves heavy lifting or many hours of standing.
  • A chronic cough or allergies that cause chronic sneezing.
  • Chronic constipation and straining to poop or pee.
  • A history of abdominal or pelvic surgery.
  • Pregnancy, especially repeats pregnancies.
  • Chronic obesity (a body mass index, or BMI, greater than 30).

When to see a doctor for a Hernia

If you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms, you should see a specialist doctor for Hernia immediately. Confused about which doctor to approach for Hernia treatment? Usually, Hernias are treated by Laparoscopic Surgeons. The Hernia Specialist may be able to diagnose the hernia through a physical examination or imaging tests.

 They will then recommend a plan for treatment of the hernia based on the type of hernia and severity. Hernia surgery might be required to treat a hernia and prevent further complications in some cases.

The last thing you should be worried about if you’re suffering is finding the best doctor for Hernia to allow you to recover. Dr. S. N. Baser is among the best laparoscopic Surgeon in India.

And Harsh Hospital & Maternity Home is one of the multispeciality Hospitals in Surat with all the advanced technologies such as laparoscopic surgery for treating Hernia.

If you have any questions about Hernia treatment, kindly contact us straight away. Call us at 0261-2781652 /997898722 to book an appointment with the best laparoscopic surgeon in Surat.

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