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A Brief Introduction To Types of Hernia

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Hernia surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed by doctors. So if you want to undergo hernia surgery, you can look for the best hospitals in Varanasi. But before the surgery or even before you go to the doctor, you should know about the types of hernia and their symptoms, to help you identify your hernia.

An organ or a tissue, when breaks through a hole in the muscle, forms hernia. It takes some time before it starts bulging or becomes prominent, painful and irritating. Based on the location, there are several types of hernia.

• Inguinal Hernia:

This kind of hernia mainly occurs due to protruding of a part of the intestine through a weak spot of abdominal muscle. It can occur not only in adults but in kids and infants too. It is not particularly dangerous, but if the swelling gets bigger or painful, immediate surgery is the best option.

• Femoral Hernia:

This type of hernia develops mostly in pregnant or obese women. It appears in the upper part of the thigh or groin when the intestine enters the canal carrying the femoral artery. Stomach aches, and vomiting are the prime symptoms of this type of hernia.

• Umbilical Hernia:

The umbilical hernia is often found in newborn babies. In this hernia, some portion of the small intestine pushes out through the stomach from the navel. In infants, it closes up by the time they turn 1 year old. In adults, the cause of umbilical hernia is mostly obesity, pregnancy, chronic cough, chronic constipation, etc.

• Incisional Hernia:

It occurs mostly post abdominal surgery, particularly those who are elderly or overweight, and lead inactive lifestyle. In this type, the intestine pushes vertically along an incision. This can be really painful and operating on a previous spot can be dangerous and only the best hernia surgeons can handle it well. It is best to avoid this type of hernia by staying active after surgery.

• Epigastric Hernia:

An Epigastric hernia happens when fat pushes through a feeble piece of the abdominal wall. It happens amidst the belly between the breastbone and the belly button, or navel. More often these hernias are small and you can have more than one, at a time. These hernias don’t have any symptoms except pain in the upper belly.

• Hiatal Hernia:

A Hiatal hernia is unique in relation to different kinds of hernias since it protrudes from the chest. It happens when part of your stomach lumps up through your stomach and into your chest. You can’t feel a Hiatal hernia or see a lump in the early stages. But it can be felt by repeated acid reflux.

If you have any type of hernia mentioned above, it is best to not delay and look for the best hospital for hernia surgery.

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