- Inguinal hernia in women: it can not be prevented, but can be cured
- Why is there
Inguinal hernia occurs when part of the peritoneum as a result of damage or weakening of the abdominal wall penetrates into the groin. This condition can be very painful and leads to severe complications. Usually, very painful or large hernias are treated using surgery.
Inguinal hernia is 10 times more common in men than in women. This is probably one of the reasons why doctors often explain the painful symptoms in their patients any reason other than an inguinal hernia. Sometimes patients have to visit several specialists that she finally put the correct diagnosis and adequate treatment of.
Symptoms of inguinal hernia in women
Some women have an inguinal hernia does not cause any symptoms and is found only during a routine medical examination. However, it can be felt and even be visible to the left or right side of the groin.
The most common symptoms of an inguinal hernia in women are:
- Discomfort in the groin area. Patients may describe it as a burning sensation, pressure or a dull ache in the groin. A woman may feel as if in the lower abdomen there is something that should not be there. If a woman has a one-sided inguinal hernia, the discomfort can be localized to the left or right. Most patients do not experience any discomfort in the morning; As a rule, it appears, if a woman spends a long time on your feet or sitting, or lifts something heavy. Do athletes groin pain often appears while running;
- The bulge in the groin. This symptom usually appears immediately, but after a few weeks or months after a woman first begins to feel discomfort caused by inguinal hernia. For some women, this is noticeable bulge constantly, but it usually disappears when the patient lies down. The reason for this is that when a person is, the pressure inside the abdomen increases, the abdominal muscles tighten and push the hernial sac through the hernial ring.
Other symptoms of an inguinal hernia in women:
- If a woman vpravimaya inguinal hernia
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- That it is the most common variety - with pressure on the bulge in the groin hernia hernial slips through the back, and for a while becomes invisible;
- If there has been infringement of inguinal hernia, hernial become too small for her, and right it is impossible.
In this case, can appear symptoms such as severe pain in the groin, redness of the skin over the hernia, recurring nausea
Nausea - there may be problems with the nervous system
, Vomiting, malaise, fever, disturbance of bowel movements.
Are there any of these symptoms are caused by another disorder? Although the bulge and pain in the lower abdomen, in most cases, are signs of an inguinal hernia, sometimes these symptoms are caused by stretching of the muscles and ligaments in the groin. Very often it is a violation occurs in women who are seriously involved in sports, but this stretch can get any man have not calculated their strength in the selection exercise.
The most likely stretching the muscles in the groin with a very intense loads on foot.
Its symptoms can be swelling of the groin area (because of this and there is a bulge resembling a hernia), slight or moderate pain, which may be exacerbated when a woman raises a leg, takes her back or side. Since the groin has to more or less intensive work almost all the time - when we stand, sit, walk, and so on - pain and swelling may persist for a long time, but, in contrast to inguinal hernia, sooner or later, stretching takes place without any health effects.
Causes of hernia in women
Inguinal hernia in women occur several times less frequently than men. The first reason for this are anatomical features. The girls in utero in the abdominal wall a hole resembling that through which the boys testicles descend into the scrotum. It is smaller than that of boys, but in some cases because it is developing an inguinal hernia.
The second reason that this violation is less common in women, is, apparently, the fact that they rarely have to perform work related to the heavy lifting. However, all the factors contributing to an increase in pressure within the abdominal cavity, may lead to the development of an inguinal hernia in both men and women. Such factors include, for example, classes in weightlifting and obesity.
When you need to seek medical help?
When you see any signs of inguinal hernia as soon as possible to pass inspection. Usually an inguinal hernia does not pose immediate danger to the health of the patient, however, the abuse is always a chance that could happen hernia incarceration.
In addition, an inguinal hernia in any case will not pass by itself, and the sooner you go to the doctor, the better.
If you have any signs of strangulated inguinal hernia
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Immediately seek medical help; in the event of a sharp deterioration in health call an ambulance.
To diagnose an inguinal hernia in women is often more difficult than in men. The fact that complaints of pain in the lower abdomen of women tend to turn first to the gynecologists, and those are not always immediately understand that the reason for the pain is not problems with the reproductive system.
In addition, an inguinal hernia in women often does not cause any symptoms, and find it only in the course of surveys appointed to diagnose other disorders. Nevertheless, the majority of patients diagnosed with hernia early enough to have time to carry out elective surgery to remove it.
Usually, the doctor determines an inguinal hernia on the basis of a simple medical examination and discussions with the patient. If the doctor decides to carry out the operation, appoint additional diagnostic procedures - blood
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, Ultrasound, and so on - allow compile a detailed picture of the disease, and to assess the potential risks associated with surgery.
In most cases, an inguinal hernia in women are not dangerous. However, in the severe forms, it may cause intestinal obstruction. This condition is dangerous; the treatment may require emergency surgery.
Inguinal hernia in pregnancy
During pregnancy, the chance of developing an inguinal hernia increases due to increasing pressure on the abdominal wall. Pregnant women who have appeared even mild symptoms of an inguinal hernia, should immediately be examined by your family doctor, gynecologist and, if necessary, other specialists.
Patients are recommended to wear special bandages and eat right to avoid excessive weight gain. Women should also avoid activities where the hernia is markedly increased, and / or in the area of the hernia causing severe pain.
In most cases, the hernia does not affect the development of the child, and the doctors do not recommend to remove it before the end of pregnancy. For small hernias can also be a woman to give birth naturally, but in some cases still require a caesarean section. In general, if a woman goes to a doctor in time, the likelihood that an inguinal hernia bad influence on the course of pregnancy, is extremely small. Hernia operation is usually carried out in three to six months after birth - at this time the body is almost completely restored.