Inguinal Hernia

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Inguinal Hernia

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What is Inguinal hernia?

Inguinal hernias are a common condition in which parts of the intestine bulge through an opening in the abdominal wall. They occur when weakened tissue allows part of the intestines to fall through an opening in the abdominal wall. The intestines may become trapped, but they don’t actually pass completely out through the opening. Infants are most often affected by inguinal hernias, but they can occur at any age.

Inguinal hernias occur when part of your intestine pushes through a weakness or tear in the muscles that form your groin area (your inguinal canal). The weakness may be caused by a traumatic event, such as being hit with a baseball bat or kicked by a horse. It may also be caused by repetitive straining from heavy lifting, coughing or laughing very hard.

Inguinal hernias usually aren’t painful unless you try to push something back into the abdomen through the hole where it’s protruding (aspirate). When this happens, you might feel pain and swelling around your groin area for several days afterwards until the swelling goes down on its own.

What are the types of Inguinal hernia?

Inguinal hernias are a common cause of pain and swelling in the groin. While they often go away on their own, they can also lead to complications if left untreated. Inguinal hernias are classified by type and grade, which is determined by the size of the hernia and how far it extends outside the abdominal cavity.

Indirect inguinal hernia

Also known as indirect inguinal or femoral hernia, this type occurs when an internal organ pushes through a weak area in the lining of the abdomen wall. The lining can tear during strenuous activity, pregnancy or straining during bowel movements.

Direct inguinal hernia

Often referred to as direct inguinal or incisional hernia, this type occurs when tissues from another part of the body push through an opening in the abdominal wall. Direct inguinal hernias most commonly occur after surgery that requires cutting into your abdomen.

What are the causes of Inguinal hernia?

Inguinal hernias are a common and often painful condition that affects men and women. They occur when part of the intestine or other abdominal contents slip through a gap in the abdominal muscles. There are two types: indirect and direct (also called incarcerated).

Indirect inguinal hernia occurs when an organ bulges out through the muscle wall, but does not pass through the internal ring.

Direct inguinal hernia occurs when an organ passes completely through the internal ring and into the scrotum (for males) or labia majora (for females).

What are the symptoms of Inguinal hernia?

Symptoms of Inguinal hernia include:

  • Pain in the groin, swelling and bulging through the groin area, or pain when lifting heavy objects.
  • Pain in the lower abdomen that begins to go away after you cough, bend forward or lift something heavy.
  • A feeling of pressure below your belly button.

What are the risk factors for Inguinal hernia?

Inguinal hernias are a type of abdominal hernia, which means that they occur when a weak spot in the abdominal wall allows part of the intestine to push through and bulge out. Inguinal hernias can be genetic, but they’re more commonly caused by straining or lifting heavy objects. Other risk factors include:

  • High BMI (body mass index)
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Having an enlarged prostate (in men)
  • Being unable to cough, bend, or lift your legs due to a spinal cord injury
  • Smoking
  • Alcoholism

Recommended Exercise

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What are the exercises for Inguinal hernia?

Inguinal hernias are a common problem for men and women, and can cause pain in the groin area. While some people choose to have surgery to correct an inguinal hernia, there are several exercises you can do at home to help reduce the symptoms.

Pillow Squeeze

Place a pillow between your legs and squeeze it for 10 seconds. Then relax for 10 seconds. Repeat this exercise five times.

Shoulder Bridge

Lie on your back with your knees bent and both feet flat on the floor. Lift your hips until they’re in line with your shoulders. Hold this position for 30 seconds, then return to starting position and repeat three times.

Stretching the hamstring muscles

Stand up straight with your legs shoulder width apart, then bend forward at the waist until you feel a stretch in your hamstrings (the muscles on either side of your butt). Hold this position for 30 seconds, then return to starting position and repeat three times.

In addition to these exercises, there are other things you can do to prevent inguinal hernias from forming in the first place: Avoid tight clothing that puts pressure on your abdomen; avoid lifting heavy objects; avoid sitting cross-legged for long periods of time.

What are the treatments for Inguinal hernia?

There are a number of treatments for inguinal hernia. These include:

Pessary

This is a small rubber or plastic device that is inserted into the vagina to help support the uterus and hold it in place. The pessary can be worn for up to six weeks at a time, but will need to be removed if you want to have sex or use tampons.

Surgical repair

Surgery may be recommended if other treatments are unsuccessful or if symptoms become severe. This option involves making an incision in your groin area and pushing the bulge back into the abdomen, where it will hopefully heal on its own.

Hernia mesh

This mesh has been used to repair inguinal hernias since 2000, after several clinical trials showed that it improved outcomes compared with traditional surgery.

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What brace is used for Inguinal hernia?

If you have an inguinal hernia, a hernia truss or belt can be used to help keep your swelling down and reduce the risk of complications. The belt will also help keep the hernia contained in its current location.

A hernia truss or belt is a type of compression garment that can be worn over your clothing to help keep your swelling down while you recover from surgery or even if you have no plans to undergo surgery.

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