Stomach Hernias and Inguinal Hernias
Hernia disease, which is the reason why our patients visit us and which is of interest to the general surgery outpatient clinic of our hospital, may appear as hernias in the umbilical and inguinal region.
The protrusion of intestinal and adipose tissues from a region close to the navel through the muscles is called an umbilical hernia. This disease, which is common in babies, is harmless and can heal on its own. Surgical intervention is required if it is seen in adults.
The causes of hernia may be chronic constipation, abdominal surgery, excess weight that causes pressure and pressure on the abdominal muscles, pregnancy and heavy sports. Depending on the size of the umbilical hernia, the event called hernia strangulation is not common, but can be experienced. Strangulated hernia can cause fever, redness, nausea and vomiting and cause blood circulation problems.
What Are The Symptoms of Stomach Hernia?
In infants, umbilical hernia symptoms may manifest as an outward protrusion of the navel when the baby cries, and in adults, symptoms may manifest as a permanent and painful swelling
Diagnosis and Treatment of Stomach Hernia
The stomach hernia can be easily detected on 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 hernia, which is a common type of hernia, is a part of the intestines or protruding from the abdominal membrane under the skin. It is caused by the weakening of the tissues between the inner abdomen and the groin area. It becomes visible in cases of sneezing, coughing and pushing. It is a disease that is more common in men than in women. Inguinal hernia can restrict the movement of individuals. Some previous surgeries are factors that may cause weakness in the abdominal wall, increased abdominal pressure, advanced age, heavy physical activity, constipation and pregnancy inguinal hernia. If it is not treated, similarly to an umbilical hernia, hernia suffocation may occur.
What Are The Symptoms of Inguinal Hernia?
Inguinal hernia can bring along other complaints. Symptoms of the disease may manifest as swelling, flushing, bruising and gas in the hernia area, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and fever.
Inguinal Hernia Diagnosis and Treatment
For the diagnosis of inguinal hernia, firstly, after the physical examination of the doctor, 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. Open or closed laparoscopic surgery can be performed depending on the condition of the hernia and the patient. After the surgery, movements that will force the body and 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.