Do I Need Surgery for Hernia?
A hernia can occur anytime. When fatty tissue or an organ pushes through a weak spot in the neighboring connective tissue or muscle wall. Subsequently, hernias usually don’t get better on their own. They tend to get bigger. In rare cases, they can be life-threatening. For example, strangulated hernias can, cut off the blood supply to the small intestine. Furthermore, if you think you may have a hernia it’s always best to seek medical advice. Some hernias may need repair and doctors often recommend surgery. However, not every hernia needs immediate treatment. It depends on the size and symptoms.
Your doctor will likely recommend it if any of these things happen:
The hernia becomes strangulated(This can cause permanent damage and is a surgical emergency. Strangulated organs, usually your intestines, will die, and if not removed quickly, you can become seriously ill.) Call your doctor right away if you have a fever or nausea, sudden pain that gets worse, or a hernia that turns red, purple, or dark.
The hernia causes pain or discomfort, or it’s growing larger.
Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair may be right for you!
An inguinal hernia happens when contents of the abdomen—usually fat or part of the small intestine—bulge through a weak area in the lower abdominal wall. The abdomen is the area between the chest and the hips. The area of the lower abdominal wall is also called the inguinal or groin region.
Inguinal hernia signs and symptoms include: A bulge in the area on either side of your pubic bone, which becomes more obvious when you’re upright, especially if you cough or strain. A burning or aching sensation at the bulge. Pain or discomfort in your groin, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting.