- Inguinal hernia in women: it can not be prevented, but can be cured
- Why is there
Treatment of inguinal hernia in women
The standard and most effective treatment for inguinal hernia
Inguinal hernia - dangerous or not?
surgery is considered.
- In adults, the need for surgery for inguinal hernia occurs only if the hernia causes discomfort or can block the normal blood circulation.
- Direct inguinal hernia, generally is small in size and does not require surgery.
- All kinds of oblique inguinal hernia
Oblique inguinal hernia - can be congenital and acquired
require surgical intervention.
Operation on an inguinal hernia is divided into two main types: open operation involving an incision in the groin, and laparoscopic surgery, in which the correction of the hernia is done through several small incisions in the abdomen.
- Inguinal hernia surgery is performed under general anesthesia. In some cases, the doctor uses a local anesthesia or spinal anesthesia.
- Recovery after surgery and return to normal activity takes two weeks.
- The chance of recurrence of inguinal hernia after surgical removal of a very small (less than 1%).
Often, patients who identified inguinal hernia
Inguinal hernia - dangerous or not?
Wondering whether it can heal without surgery? Many have heard about the truss, and hope that it will help them cope with a hernia. This band is a wide belt that supports the region in which the hernia, and hold it in place. Experts agree that wearing this band - not the best idea. He does not treat a hernia, but only eases the symptoms. As a result, an inguinal hernia can be increased, and the patient will not be for some time to notice this. In addition, due to the band muscles and other tissues in the groin cease to function, become weaker, and because of this, to carry out an operation on a hernia in the future can be difficult, and the likelihood of recurrence is higher than average. Therefore truss can be worn only for a short time - while the patient waits for surgery.
Women who smoke for a few days before the start of the operation is recommended to stop smoking - exposure to tobacco smoke is associated with an increased risk of infection after surgery. In addition, the doctor may ask the patient to stop taking certain medications.
Depending on the size of the hernia and other factors, it may conduct an open or laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery in women. Open surgery is often performed under local anesthesia and laparoscopy is used general anesthesia.
For laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon makes a three groin incision length from one to two centimeters. In one telescopic tube is inserted into the camera and lighting - laparoscope, two others - surgical instruments. Open surgery is performed through a single incision, the length of which is 5-10 cm. In both cases, the surgeon returns the bulging part of the intestine or omentum into place, and then closes the hernial any conventional suture or using a mesh prosthesis made of synthetic fabric, sometimes - with a metal frame. The operation that is conducted using such a prosthesis is called hernia repair. This method can significantly reduce the risk of re-herniation, but the likelihood of recurrence is still.
Patients who were operated on under general anesthesia during the day after the operation can not drive a car or other vehicle, drink alcoholic beverages, as well as to sign important documents.
Many women return to work within one to two weeks after surgery, but recovery time is different, and resume normal activities should be only when the doctor says it's safe for you. Because the incisions after removing the hernia
Removal of inguinal hernia - all features of the procedure
absorbable filaments are usually sewn seams disappear, on average, ten days later.
In the postoperative period is very important to eat enough fruits, vegetables, and other foods rich in dietary fiber to avoid constipation and the associated discomfort.
If necessary, the patient can take non-prescription analgesics, but first must find out from the doctor which of these drugs are safe for you.
Consequences of inguinal hernia in women
Infringement of an inguinal hernia is the most dangerous consequence of this breach; if strangulated hernia is not treated in time, it can lead to the death of intestinal tissue, and in the most severe cases, death of the patient. Fortunately, in most cases, removal of inguinal hernia in women is conducted in a timely manner, and this complication can be avoided. However, the surgery itself is associated with certain risks.
In general, removal of the herniation considered safe operation; although the probability of complications gets 26%, the majority of them are short-term in nature and do not pose any particular risk for the patient.
In 10-15% of women who had undergone such surgery, inguinal hernias are formed after some time again. It is - quite a serious problem, as in the case of the likelihood of recurrence of hernia entrapment increases, and conduct a second operation is much more complicated.
In rare cases there are complications such as postoperative infection, damage to veins, arteries or nerve fibers, as well as adjacent to the inguinal hernia organs such as the bladder or bowel. The probability of damage to the reproductive system and, as a consequence, the emergence of problems with fertility, is extremely small. However, if after the surgery, the patient appeared irregular menstruation, which was not there before, it should be as soon as possible to see a doctor.