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What is the best surgical option for female child aged 5 years having inguinal hernia?

What is the best surgical option for female child aged 5 years having inguinal hernia?

Primary repair: Young children will benefit from primary repair, which means high ligation and excision of the hernia sac. If the musculature of the inguinal canal is lax, then she may benefit from reinforcement of the musculature using her tissues. Would not recommend any mesh repair. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic ...Read more


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What is an inguinal hernia?

What is an inguinal hernia?

Groin hernia: You have an inguinal hernia when the content of your peritoneal cavity (fat, bowel, ovary, etc) pushes through the abdominal wall - specifically through your inguinal floor which is made up of different muscle layers. ...Read more

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What is an inguinal hernia and causes it?

What is an inguinal hernia and causes it?

Abnormal protrusion: A hernia (anywhere) is a protrusion, or something sticking out where it's not supposed to. An inguinal hernia refers to contents from within the abdomen, usually bowel or some fat that protrude through a defect in the abdominal wall. This can be congenital, meaning you're born with it or acquired, something that you develop over time. These can get "stuck" and would then require an urgent operation. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia mesh is it safe?

Yes: Fixing inguinal hernias with mesh has become the standard of care. It reduces the risk of hernia repair failure significantly and reduces the post operative pain as compared to traditional tissue only repairs. ...Read more

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Is inguinal hernia life threatening?

Generally no: Rarely an inguinal hernia can become trapped or incarcerated, resulting in severe pain. The trapped hernia can contain intestine that can result in intestinal blockage and risk of injury to the trapped bowel requiring emergency surgery. This is generally a rare occurrence. See a doctor to examine the hernia. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause blockage?

Can an inguinal hernia cause blockage?

Yes.: A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia. If this happens to be a loop of intestine, this can cause blockage and lead to the blood supply of the intestine being cut-off; we call this a strangulated hernia. If one has a large, tender lump in the groin that cannot be pushed back in, this requires emergency md attention. ...Read more

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Could rough sex cause an inguinal hernia?

Could rough sex cause an inguinal hernia?

Essentially no: Most inguinal hernias at your age ; younger are indirect henias, are congental ; thus have been present since birth only have remained closed until abdominal strain forces some intestine or perioneal fat through hernial sac. Thus rough sex may have opened up a potential hernia that was always there. ...Read more

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Is inguinal hernia always need a surgery???

It depends: No. The consensus now is that asymptomatic to minimally symptomatic inguinal hernias can be safely observed with no increase in morbidity. Repair is recommended for symptomatic hernias or hernias associated with complications (obstruction, perforation). ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause urinary issues?

Unusual: It can, but usually only if it is large, AND contains the bladder. Best to get a consultation from a surgeon interested in hernia repair - you can find one at the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does encapsulated inguinal hernia mean?

What does encapsulated inguinal hernia mean?

Incarcerated?: The word ' incarcerated 'means that the hernia cannot reduce back into the abdomen, it is stuck. This is a problem because a hernia contains living tissue and if it swells, the incarceration becomes tighter and then you have 'strangulation'. And this means you could have dead intestine in the hernia. See a surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more

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How are hiatal and inguinal hernia different?

Location: A hiatal hernia occurs in the diaphragm, so that abdominal organs end up in the chest (usually just part of the stomach). An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin. The treatments are different, although both can be approached without a long traditional incision (laparoscopic surgery). ...Read more

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Could inguinal hernia be treated without surgery?

Could inguinal hernia be treated without surgery?

No alternative: Surgery is your only answer. Sorry. It is a hole, can stay the same size or get bigger, will never disappear without surgery. ...Read more

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Are inguinal hernia repairs very serious surgeries?

Are inguinal hernia repairs very serious surgeries?

No: Hernia surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the U.S. As with any surgery there are complications, but for inguinal hernia surgery they are minor and infrequent. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an inguinal hernia strangulation?

What are the symptoms of an inguinal hernia strangulation?

Pain, vomiting: An incarcerated or strangulated hernia is often very painful, and there would be a painful hard lump at the hernia site that does not go back inside. Vomiting and sometimes low fever. Often unable to eat. It is usually a distinctive and significantly new change of marked painful swelling at the hernia, and can be a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Daughter with inguinal hernia more prone to other hernias?

Not necessarily: These hernias can be congenital, born with it, or acquired in life. In an infant with hernia on one side there is high probability for the opposite side to be involved. ...Read more

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Should child with inguinal hernia restrict activity pre op?

Should child with inguinal hernia restrict activity pre op?

Depends: If activity causes more symptoms (eg discomfort, increased bulging, decreased spontaneous reduction, etc) then activity restriction may be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is advantage of laporascopic repair of inguinal hernia?

Laparoscopic hernia: I perform both open and laparoscopic hernias, but would have it done laparoscopically if I had a hernia. The lap hernia has a smaller scar, less pain, quicker recovery time, allows you to look at the opposite side for a hernia (and repair it if found) and the same recurrence rate as open inguinal hernia repairs. ...Read more

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I injured my inguinal hernia how can I tell if it came back?

I injured my inguinal hernia how can I tell if it came back?

See below: There is a possibility your hernia has recurred based on the information you have provided. Pain and a bulge at the previous hernia repair site are cardinal symptoms. Please have a physician examine you, preferably the surgeon who performed the original hernia surgery. ...Read more

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Why am I still in pain 6 months after inguinal hernia operation?

Why am I still in pain 6 months after inguinal hernia operation?

Recurrence or nerve: If a bulge is present it could be a recurrence of your hernia. If not nerve entrapment is a possibility. Either way please consult with the surgeon who repaired your hernia. ...Read more

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What risks are involved in inguinal hernia mesh removal surgery?

Hernia mesh: Removal can be associated with pain, bleeding, and recurrence of hernia. ...Read more

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What are the workout restrictions if you have an inguinal hernia?

What are the workout restrictions if you have an inguinal hernia?

You should: Not do anything that causes discomfort or pain. If you have symptoms, you need to have surgical repair. Restricting your workout is only a temporary solution. ...Read more

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Could a varicoselectomy or an inguinal hernia cause epididymitis?

Could a varicoselectomy or an inguinal hernia cause epididymitis?

Hernia: Generally speaking, no. The usual predisposing factors for epididymitis are frequent urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, urinary flow problems from prostatic hypertrophy. In addition, recent surgery, especially in the urogenital region can cause it as well, so theoretically, a recent varicoselectomy could cause it. Best to see a urologist. ...Read more

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When does an inguinal hernia operation absolutely have to be done?

When does an inguinal hernia operation absolutely have to be done?

STRANGULATION!!!: The only absolute indication for hernia surgery is when intestine gets stuck within the hernia and cannot be reduced. This requires emergency surgery to check if the blood supply to the intestine has been cut-off; sometimes we have to remove the involved intestine. Obviously, it is best to have a hernia repaired before this happens, but it is not always predictable. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use the recumbent exercise bike with an inguinal hernia?

Is it ok to use the recumbent exercise bike with an inguinal hernia?

Depends: As long as you're not increasing your abdominal pressure during the exercise to the point of worsening your pain. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Groin Hernia (Definition)

A condition where abdominal organs (usually some intestine) bulge through a ...Read more