Thursday, 14 September 2017

A bulge near belly button ? Groin Hernia Causes and treatment

A hernia bulge is highlighted in the above figure. When the tissues advance through a weak spot in the groin area, groin hernia occurs. It is also known as inguinal hernia. This appear as a bulge in the groin or scrotum. The bulge will either hurt or burn.

What causes groin hernia?

Most groin hernias are caused because the opening in the muscle wall does not close as it should before birth. Due to this, a feeble area in the belly muscle will be present. Pressure on that area can cause tissue to push through and bulge out. 

What are the symptoms?

The main symptom of an inguinal hernia is a bulge in the groin or scrotum. The bulge may form over a period of weeks or months. Or it may appear all of a sudden. A hernia may be painful, but some hernias cause a bulge without pain.

How is groin hernia treated?

Surgery is the one and only way to treat a hernia. In some cases, hernias that are small and painless may never need to be repaired.

Surgery is preferred by most of the people to repair them, even if they do not have symptoms. This is because many doctors believe surgery is less dangerous than strangulation, a serious problem that occurs when part of the intestine gets trapped inside the hernia.

A hernia may come back after surgery. To reduce the chance that this will happen, it is necessary to stay at a healthy weight. Do not smoke, avoid heavy lifting, and try not to push hard during a bowel movement or while passing urine.

DR. N P Kamalesh is one of the best laparoscopic surgeons in Kerala. He is currently working in PVS Memorial Hospital, Cochin. This hospital is known to provide the best hernia surgery in Kerala. Also, this hospital is the best option if you are looking for day care surgery for groin hernia in Cochin.
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