Hernia

A hernia (hernia or hernia) occurs when the abdominal organs (most often the intestine) break through the front abdominal wall and protrude under the skin of the abdomen. It occurs due to congenital weaknesses of soft tissue structures or develops during life. It is usually located in the groin, around the navel or at the site of a previous operation. Inguinal hernias are more common in men than women, while femoral hernias are usually more common in women. An umbilical hernia is often visible already after birth. Those that are large from the beginning and do not close until the second year of life, should be operated on between the ages of two and four.

This hernia (bruch) can also develop in adults due to weakness in this part of the anterior abdominal wall or in women after childbirth. There is currently no method known to reduce or heal a hernia other than surgery. Surgical treatment of hernias is called hernioplasty, and the procedure can be performed under general, regional or local anesthesia.

Preoperative preparation

Attention should be drawn if you have coagulopathy, thyroid disease, high blood pressure, kidney or heart disease, and if you are taking anticoagulants (Aspirin, Andol, Plavix, Sintrom).

Surgery

  • Anesthesia: The operation is performed under general endotracheal anesthesia.
  • Duration: The duration of the operative treatment is about 60 minutes.

Postoperative course

After the treatment, there are minor pains that are relieved by analgesics. Antibiotics are prescribed. You will return to regular activities in about 20 days.

Complications

The risk of surgical complications is low and includes excessive bleeding, wound infection, or reaction to anesthesia. Due to prolonged rest, the formation of blood clots may occur. Some people have difficulty urinating for a short time after surgery. After a hernia repair procedure, in very rare cases, patients report chronic pain in the groin.

After the surgical procedure, it is necessary to carefully follow the instructions of the expert team of Our Small Clinic regarding wound care and contact us immediately if you notice signs of infection such as temperature, redness or discharge from the wound, or pain that suddenly worsens. At the same time, any strenuous activity and/or lifting of any load should be avoided.

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Published: 08/05/2024

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