A hernia is a protuberance of an organ or part of an organ through the wall of the cavity that normally contains it. A hernia occurs when there is a weakness or tear of the abdominal wall, as a result of aging, injury, an old surgical incision, a physical exertion or a congenital condition..
- They are adapted according to the patient
- Open hernia repair by suture or hemorrhages
- Repair of hernias with mesh or hemioplasty
- Laparoscopic repair
- General, local or regional anesthesia will be used, depending on the case
- When the lump can not be flattened and immediate operation may be necessary.
- To avoid loss of blood supply when the hernia is trapped or strangled
- Blocking the intestinal flow can be quite painful and requires emergency surgery
- Hernias will not go away on their own and often worsen over time, making the hernia repair surgery the standard treatment today, regardless of the technique used.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
In order to avoid complications due to imprisonment and strangulation, it is advisable to perform an early and scheduled intervention.
Relieve symptoms and prevent complications. Decreasing morbidity according to the type and location of the hernia.
Wound care and drainage (infrequent) depending on the type of hernia, avoid hard efforts, take prescription drugs especially pain killers. It is important to gently wash the wound with plenty of soap and water to prevent germs or bacteria from contaminating it. This should only be done as soon as the surgeon indicates it.
If the wound is swollen and secretes a yellow substance, it is important to call the doctor immediately, as both symptoms are signs of infection and should be evaluated as soon as possible.
It is important to incorporate in the daily diet foods rich in fiber that help the intestines to stimulate the intestinal transit and to diminish the need for extra push to evacuate. If this measure does not stop constipation, you can buy some drink to soften stools, which are usually found in almost all pharmacies and are sold without prescription.
There may be pain during recovery, it is normal for this discomfort to intensify with any movement. To prevent it, avoid being very active the first few days and take the medications indicated by your surgeon.
Fatigue and tiredness are common symptoms after any surgery. As the recovery progresses, the energy will recover.
The hematomas around the wound will disappear after approximately 2 weeks.