Inguinal hernia: causes, symptoms and treatment

Inguinal hernia - what is it?

Inguinal hernia surgery

An inguinal hernia is a condition in which internal organs protrude from the abdominal cavity into the inguinal canal, forming a visible bulge under the skin. In men, this condition is diagnosed several times more often than in women, due to the anatomy and weakness of the muscles in the groin area.

At the New Life Clinic in Kyiv, treatment of inguinal hernias is carried out using all known modern methods, which ensure high efficiency and safety for our patients.

But the main difference between us and other clinics is the unique patented immersion technique sutures (Patent for invention of Ukraine No. 49856 dated October 15, 2002), which allows not only to restore the normal position of organs and strengthen the hernial orifice, to guarantee the absence of risks of reoccurrence of a hernia, but also to almost completely eliminate any traces of surgery on the body.

Inguinal hernia: causes of the disease

  • Weakness in the abdominal wall: An inguinal hernia often occurs due to weakness in part of the abdominal wall. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, aging, and intra-abdominal pressure.
  • Anatomical features or heredity: Some people have anatomical features, especially men, that may make them more susceptible to developing an inguinal hernia. Genetic factors may also play a role in the development of an inguinal hernia. If family members have had similar problems, this may increase the likelihood of it occurring in other family members.
  • Physical stress:Lifting heavy objects, frequent coughing, or other types of physical stress can create additional pressure inside the abdomen and contribute to the formation of a hernia.
  • Obesity:Excess weight can increase intra-abdominal pressure, which increases the risk of hernia.

Knowing these common factors can help understand why a person may develop an inguinal hernia. It is important to remember that each person is unique and the reasons may vary in individual cases. If you suspect a hernia, it is important to discuss it with your doctor for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Consulting with an experienced physician can help you evaluate all of these factors and make an informed decision about whether surgery or alternative treatments are necessary.

Inguinal hernia: symptoms

  • Protrusion or swelling in the groin area: One of the main signs of an inguinal hernia is the appearance of a protruding area or spherical tumor in the groin area.
  • Pain or discomfort:Pain or discomfort in the groin area may occur, especially with heavy lifting, coughing, or physical activity. Men with an inguinal hernia sometimes experience testicular pain or a sensation of prolapse.
  • Feeling of heaviness or tightness: People with an inguinal hernia sometimes feel heaviness or tightness in the groin area, especially after physical activity.
  • Visual changes when you strain:You may notice an increase in the bulge when you cough, sneeze, or strain, and then a decrease when you rest.

Inguinal hernia: what not to do?

  1. take hot baths or warm the lower abdomen in some way (compresses, heating pads),
  2. engage in heavy sports (strength lifting and exercise equipment, martial arts),
  3. try to repair the hernia manually or treat it with traditional methods (the likelihood of complications increases).

Inguinal hernia: treatment

A hernia never goes away on its own

In simple terms, with this disease, some organ (most often intestinal loops), under pressure from neighboring organs, changed its position in the body, damaging the anterior wall of the abdominal cavity, and came out under the skin. The pressure from neighboring organs has not stopped, the damage to the wall has not healed itself, and the displaced organ cannot return to its position on its own.

There is no treatment for hernia without surgery

Abdominal hernia is dangerous due to its complications: inflammation, compression of the hernia with necrotic consequences, constipation with stagnation of fecal masses in the intestines (coprostasis), sexual dysfunction. A hernia can be guaranteed to be cured only with the help of surgery, otherwise you risk wasting time and only making the situation worse by resorting to unproven methods.

You will be able to quickly return to normal life

Modern minimally invasive (gentle, minimally traumatic) methods allow you to leave the clinic after a few hours on the same day or the next day after the operation. Hospitalization and bed rest are not required. After a month, your health will be completely restored and you will be able to return to a full-fledged life, visiting the pool and playing sports.

Which doctor treats an inguinal hernia?

Inguinal hernia surgery
Davyd Noga

Herniology is a field of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of hernias of the anterior abdominal wall. Hernioplasty is a surgical intervention aimed at eliminating a hernia by suturing it and strengthening weak areas of the abdominal wall. Hernia removal operations at the New Life Clinic are performed by a top category herniological surgeon with 30 years of experience in Ukraine and the USA (Loma Linda University Medical Center, California) .

Davyd Noga is the founder and chief physician of the New Life Clinic, has 22 scientific works, 3 patents for inventions (including one patent of the international PCT standard) and patent rights for 2 useful models in medicine.

Abdominal hernia surgery
Doctor: Davyd Noga

Methods of carrying out operations for the treatment of hernia at New Life

Inguinal hernia surgery

Open hernioplasty allows access to the contents of the hernia and the hernial gate through an external incision, while the incisions made are minimal, the tools used are minimally traumatic, and the suture material is made of ultra-thin modern materials. Thus, when performing operations, we care not only about the physical result and elimination of the disease, but also about the aesthetic wishes of our patients. Surgeons at New Life use a unique method of immersion sutures (Invention Patent of Ukraine No. 49856, dated 10.15.2002), thanks to which the patient has an almost complete absence of scars and scars.

Inguinal hernia surgery

When using this technique, surgical intervention is performed not through one large incision, but through two or three small punctures up to 0.5 cm each. A special endoscopic tool is inserted into the holes and all the necessary manipulations are performed, as well as the insertion of a surgical mesh. Thus, endoscopic hernioplasty gives better results, since the location of the mesh on the side of the abdominal cavity more reliably protects the defect of the inguinal canal or the abdominal wall with increased intra-abdominal pressure.

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