Abdominal and Inguinal Hernia
Hernia disease, which is one of the reasons for our patients to visit us and which the general surgery outpatient clinic of our hospital is interested in, can appear as hernias in the umbilicus and inguinal region.
Umbilical Hernias The protrusion of the intestine and fat tissues from a region close to the belly button through the muscles is called an umbilical hernia. This disease, which can be seen commonly in infants, is harmless and can go away on its own. If it occurs in adults, it requires surgical intervention. The causes of hernia can be chronic constipation, having undergone abdominal surgery, overweight, pregnancy and heavy sports that cause pressure and pressure on the abdominal muscles. Depending on the size of the umbilical hernia, the event called hernia strangulation is not common, but can be experienced. A strangulated hernia can cause fever, rash, nausea and vomiting, and can cause circulation problems.
What are the Symptoms of Umbilical Hernia?
The symptoms of umbilical hernia in infants may appear as the belly button protruding when the baby cries, and the symptoms in adults may manifest as a permanent and painful swelling. Diagnosis and Treatment of Umbilical Hernia Umbilical hernia can be easily detected in a physical examination. For a clearer diagnosis, imaging with ultrasound and x-ray techniques can be used. After diagnosis, treatment planning may be in the form of pushing back the hernia in infants. Surgery is recommended to prevent problems that may develop as an umbilical hernia treatment in adults. The side of the navel is opened with an incision, and the hernia is pushed into the abdominal cavity, and depending on the hernia, reinforcement can be made with patches. Inguinal Hernias A common type of hernia, inguinal hernia is the protrusion of a part of the intestines or through the peritoneum, under the skin. It is caused by the weakening of the tissues between the inner abdomen and the groin area. It becomes visible when sneezing, coughing and straining. It is a more common disease in men than in women. Inguinal hernia can restrict the movement of individuals. Some previous surgeries, weakness in the abdominal wall, increase in abdominal pressure, advanced age, heavy physical activity, constipation and pregnancy are among the factors that can cause inguinal hernia. If not treated similarly to umbilical hernia, hernia strangulation may occur.
What are the Symptoms of Inguinal Hernia?
Inguinal hernia can bring along other complaints. Symptoms of the disease can manifest as swelling, redness, bruising and gas, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and fever in the hernia area. Diagnosis and Treatment of Inguinal Hernia For the diagnosis of inguinal hernia, firstly, a doctor's physical examination can be performed, then imaging techniques, namely ultrasound, can be performed for a more detailed examination. Inguinal hernia is a disease that requires surgery in adults and children. In the surgical operation, the stuck organ part is removed from the hernia sac. If the hernia is small, local anesthesia can be performed, and if it is more serious, general anesthesia can be operated. Depending on the condition of the hernia and the patient, open or closed laparoscopic surgery can be applied. After the surgery, movements that will force the body and the groin area should be avoided. Our general surgeon will diagnose the disease after the examination and will help you by determining the most appropriate treatment method.