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Hernia is a medical condition which is a common problem these days, and can be characterized by a visible bulge in the abdomen or groin. A weakness, tear or hole in the peritoneum, the muscular wall that keeps the abdominal organs in place, is the reason for the occurrence of hernia. This defect in the peritoneum allows organs and tissues to push through, and thus produces a bulge, leading to the condition known as hernia. It is often and pain-free, but at times it can bring discomfort and pain, if left untreated for long. The lump may disappear as it is pushed back into the cavity, when the person lies down, but coughing or straining activities can make it reappear. Hernia surgery is the permanent solution to this problem. Let’s understand more about it, in details.

Causes Of Hernia

A hernia can be commonly found in the areas of the natural openings in the groin, or near the belly button, but it can also occur through a previous surgical scar. It occurs more commonly in women than men, due to pregnancy and childbirth. The risk of hernia also increases with age, as the abdominal muscle starts to become weak. Children can develop hernia, rarely, unless it is congenital meaning, it is present at birth. However, vigorous activities and certain medical problems can also increase pressure on the abdominal wall and can lead to a hernia. Some other common risk factors for hernia include

• Straining on the toilet due to long-term constipation.
• Persistent cough or sneezing which exerts pressure on the abdomen.
• Cystic fibrosis that damages the lining of the lungs and digestive system
• Poor nutrition which can weaken the abdominal muscles
• Long term smoking that affect the immune system of the body.
• Physical exertion that build abdominal pressure.

Symptoms Of Hernia

Discomfort and pain are the main symptoms of hernia. These symptoms often becomes worse, while standing, straining, or lifting heavy items. In case of babies, visible pain and more prominent bulge while crying are the only symptoms associated with the same. In many cases, the hernia is no more than a painless swelling that doesn’t create any problem at all and posses no immediate medical threats. Thus, people does not seek hernia surgery immediately. But it is crucial to seek surgical remedy as it is the only reliable treatment option.

But people with severe swelling and soreness should see a doctor soon. Immediate hernia surgery is needed in cases when part of the gut becomes obstructed or strangulated by an inguinal hernia leading severe symptoms such as pain, nausea, vomiting.

Treatment Of Hernia

There are two main types of hernia surgery:

1. Open Surgery:

The hernia is repaired by making a large incision across the abdomen or the pelvic region. It is then, closed using sutures, mesh, or both, and the surgical wound in the skin is closed with sutures, staples, or surgical glue.

2. Laparoscopic Surgery (keyhole surgery):

The hernia is repaired in the same way as in open surgery but is done through 4-5 minute incisions near in the abdomen. Laparoscopic surgery enables faster recovery along with many other advantages over open surgery.

Read More : Advantage Of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Surgery Over Open Surgery

Varanasi Hospitals offers both open and laparoscopic hernia surgery. Seek consultation, if you are having symptoms of the same.

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Hernia surgery can be done in two ways, open surgery and laparoscopic surgery. As there are different kinds of hernia, a surgeon might take different approaches to repair the hernia effectively. However, almost every expert doctor prefers laparoscopic hernia surgery for ensuring the maximum benefits of the patient.

Nowadays, ‘Hernia Mesh’ is a product commonly used in hernia repairs. Surgical meshes, in particular, the ones used to repair hernias, have been in use since 1891. Yet there are many doubts regarding the same, till this day.

Today, on behalf of Varanasi Hospital, we answer some frequently asked questions about mesh in hernia repair surgery.

What Is a ‘Mesh’?

Surgical mesh is a medical instrument that is used to provide extra support to the weakened tissue or damaged tissue. The mesh looks like a flat, grid-like structure which is mainly used to cover the hernia surgery incision. There are two types of mesh, which are made from either synthetic material and animal tissue. The surgeon decides which type, depending from case to case.

How Does It Work?

Mesh fortifies the tissue around the hernia. Surgeons joint the mesh or staple them after repairing the hernia. Over time the tissues grow around the mesh and secure the repair, mitigating the recurrence of hernia in the future.

Does Hernia Surgery Require A Mesh?

A hernia can be repaired without a mesh if it’s a small one. Mainly a small can be repaired with just a suture. However, if hernia left untreated, it often grows over time, which cannot be treated with the only suture. Then it often requires a surgical mesh for a successful repair.

What Are The Advantages Of Using Mesh?

Previously, the hernia used to be repaired with suturing, quite successfully. But in many cases hernia recurred again and again, as the incision acts as a weak spot in the abdomen. But the usage of hernia mesh in surgery has changed that for good. It minimized the risk of the hernia recurrence.

Will It Cause Any Problem In The Future?

Surgical mesh is a foreign body, which is being placed in your body through hernia surgery. After surgery, it may get contaminated and cause swelling, redness, and irritation. But it has been found that mesh infection mostly occurs due to the usage of low-quality mesh. The best hospital, on the other hand, provide the best quality surgical mesh and lowers the chances of any such infection.

When a Mesh Is Required, Which Will Be The Best Surgery Procedure?

It depends on the patient’s condition and the doctor’s recommendation. However, experts surgeons, mostly prefer laparoscopic surgery, as it provides quick recovery without any complications.

Hope we helped you with our answers. We will be back soon, with more questions regarding surgical mesh, so stay tuned for the next part.

Read Also: 5 Different Types of Hernia Addressed At Varanasi Hospital

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As we are observing Mother’s day this month, we are sending our tributes to all mothers’ along with spreading more awareness on hernia, a condition mothers mostly suffer after and before childbirth.

A hernia is a medical condition, which happens when a portion of an internal organ budges out through an abdominal opening. A hernia is very common amongst both men and women. However, pregnant women are highly susceptible to it. Thankfully, this condition can be resolved through hernia surgery.

Though hernia may not show any symptoms, often it can be found to be very painful for certain individuals. Let’s get to know how hernia is associated with motherhood.

During Pregnancy:

During pregnancy as your belly grows and stretches, the pressure on the abdominal wall starts to increase. Your abdomen gets pressurized significantly as it needs to carry the baby’s weight. Thus, the abdominal tissues get weaken due to immense load and it tears apart the membrane, making a hernia bulge out.

Who’s At Risk?

All pregnant women are at risk, but during pregnancy, the risk of hernia gets even more obvious, such as-

1. If you are expecting twins or more.

2. If you are obese or overweight.

3. If you had abdominal surgery previously.

4. If you had a previous C-section

During Childbirth:

If you diagnosed with a hernia during pregnancy, the doctor may suggest a C-section. This is done because, during normal delivery, a hernia can budge out, while the mother needs to put a lot of pressure on their abdomen to push out the baby. Though it is rare, this condition may arise.

Does It Hurt The Baby?

No, the baby won’t get hurt by the hernia as he/she grows up in the uterus. But you need to consult with your doctor immediately if hernia occurs in this condition.

After Pregnancy:

After childbirth, umbilical hernia is common amongst mothers’. It may show up soon after childbirth or even many years later. Due to the extreme stretchiness of the abdomen during pregnancy, the muscles won’t join fully even after birth, and may cause an umbilical hernia in the future. 

Though every mother is at the risk of having a hernia in the future after childbirth, several factors might uplift the chances even more, such as

1. Being Obese or overweight.

2. Coughing and sneezing too often.

3. Heavy weight lifting or carrying loads.

4. Having any Previous abdominal surgery.

If you feel a soft lump in your abdominal or groin area during or after your pregnancy, you need to consult a doctor immediately. If left untreated, it can cut off the blood supply, damaging your intestines. Thankfully, hernia surgery can resolve hernia permanently.

Varanasi Hospital wishes all mothers’ a Happy Mother’s Day. Stay safe and keep your baby safe!

Read also : How To Recover Faster After An Inguinal Hernia Repair?

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