Inguinal hernia symptoms and treatment

Written by: Dr. David Dávila Dorta
Published: | Updated: 18/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The inguinal hernia is a relatively common pathology. However, they should be studied in a personalized manner to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment, since that will depend on the success of its recovery.

The inguinal hernia is a common problem that, in general, can occur at any age, with a sometimes slow and more rapid growth, which will eventually limiting their work, family and personal activity: their welfare. 

Inguinal Hernia Symptoms

Almost always the patient will notice a "lump" in a groin, or both, progressively annoying or painful, although it may occur inadvertently. However, as experts say in general surgery , some have inguinal symptoms without looking "package" (hernia "hidden"). And occasionally, pain or discomfort with or without the inguinal- bulk can be motivated by other disorders (digestive, orthopedic, urologic, etc.) which will require a more specific clinical evaluation to ensure the diagnosis.In either case it is appropriate that the case be studied by an expert surgeon abdominal wall so that you establish a diagnosis of safety and at the same time, I explained personalized the most appropriate and less risky solution, based on scientific criteria and accumulated personal experience: the hernia will not heal if not operated. Hernias are rare, of necessity (very high risk) or by decision of the patient could not be operated. In these cases, you should be informed of the pros and cons, the surgeon will explain in a simple and rational way without forgetting the risks.


Treatment of Inguinal Hernia

To treat inguinal hernia numerous techniques have been used, as for the rest of the wall hernias or hiatal hernias. Currently, however, they have been limited to demonstrably effective:- A sedation operated by open surgery under local anesthesia +, or regional, or general laryngeal mask and exceptionally classic general anesthesia.- Others are operated by laparoscopy or endoscopy (usually under general anesthesia).The first remains the most accepted and used worldwide because they meet all types of hernias. And, second, prudently and effectively only for some types of hernias, as will explain the surgeon.The expert surgeon will also advise personalized on the potential risks of -mínimos or minimizables- techniques, dependent on professional experience, and personal risks:- Type and size of the hernia- If the hernia is single or double- Surgical history- History of other pathologies be anticoagulated, diabetes, heart or blood vessel disease, recurrent bronchitis, chronic diseases clinically important or consume snuff, overweight or obese.However, overall risks are irrelevant in this surgery.


And postoperative recovery of Inguinal Hernia

The patient will be admitted within a day and return to normal activity usually rapid but subject to their personal circumstances, family or work. The advanced control short and long term by system perform.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. David Dávila Dorta

Dr. Davila is an accredited and meaning surgeon with extensive experience and expertise over 40 years in General Surgery and Digestive Diseases. He has been Head of Unit gastroesophageal surgery, morbid obesity and Complex Abdominal Wall, the General University Hospital of Valencia and, simultaneously, with a long run in the personalized care of their patients in private practice. It is a bellwether for the Spanish surgery.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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