Inguinal Hernia Research Paper

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Inguinal Hernia occurs when tissue pushes through a weak spot in your groin muscle causing a bulge in the groin. What causes Inguinal Hernias? • In most cases, inguinal hernias happen as a result of an opening in the muscle wall, which ideally should close should before birth. After birth due to pressure, tissue is pushed though this opening causing a bulge. • Being overweight, heaving lifting, coughing, or straining increase your risk of developing a hernia. • Though hernias are more common in men, women may develop a hernia during pregnancy due to pressure on the belly wall. What are the symptoms of an Inguinal Hernia? Inguinal hernia looks and feels like a bulge or lump in the groin or scrotum area. The bulge may form over a period of weeks or months. Or it may appear all of a sudden. You may experience pain or a burning sensation after you have been lifting heavy weights, coughing, straining, or laughing.…show more content…
Herniorrhaphy (open hernia repair): During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in your groin and pushes the protruding organ or tissue back into your abdomen. The weakened or torn muscle is sewn together and reinforced with the help of a mesh (hernioplasty). Laparoscopy: During this minimally invasive procedure, the surgeon makes several small incisions in your abdomen. A laparoscope (long thin tube with a camera) is inserted into one of the incisions. With the help of the camera, the surgeon inserts tiny instruments through the other incision to repair the hernia. Generally people who undergo laparoscopic repair experience less discomfort and minimal scarring. As a result, they can commence their normal activities sooner than people who undergo an open hernia repair. How can you prevent an Inguinal

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