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Diagnosed with an inguinal hernia? Tired of bearing the occasional pain? Consult with the best general surgeons in Siliguri to get proper treatment for inguinal hernia. Undergo minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for an effective solution.
Inguinal hernia is the most common type of hernia that occurs when tissues or intestines protrude through a weak point in the muscle wall around the inguinal canal or groin. Around 70% of cases of hernia are associated with inguinal hernia and it mostly arises in males. In the beginning, an inguinal hernia may not cause pain but a bulge will appear that may hurt occasionally when you cough, lift heavy objects or bend over.
Though inguinal hernia is not dangerous, it doesn’t improve on its own. But in some situations, it can cause complications that can be life-threatening. Considering this, repairing an inguinal hernia is very important. You can contact Pristyn Care and talk to the best hernia doctors in Siliguri. They will diagnose your condition and suggest a plausible treatment method accordingly.
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If an individual has pain in the groin region, he/she usually goes to a primary care provider (PCP) first. The PCP may physically examine the patient and suggest that they visit a general surgeon or gastroenterologist for further evaluation.
To properly diagnose a hernia, the doctor will perform a thorough physical exam. He/she will check the bulge in the groin area and ask you to cough while standing. This will make the hernia more prominent and easier to detect.
If the physical examination doesn’t reveal conclusive evidence, the doctor may recommend imaging tests, such as abdominal ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI.
If the inguinal hernia is not bothering and doesn’t have severe symptoms, the doctor may recommend watchful waiting. Sometimes, a supportive truss is suggested to alleviate the symptoms.
For large and painful inguinal hernia, the doctor will recommend surgical treatment. Generally, the patient can undergo open hernia repair surgery or minimally invasive hernia repair surgery. At Pristyn Care, we provide advanced treatment and hence use minimally invasive techniques to repair hernia.
The technique is known as laparoscopic hernia repair surgery and the steps involved in the procedure are explained below-
As hernia surgery is a major procedure, a minimum of 24 hours of hospitalization is necessary. Once the doctor ensures that the surgery was successful and the patient is well, he/she will be discharged.
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Inguinal hernia itself doesn’t lead to death. However, it can cause complications such as bowel obstructions or strangulation that can be life-threatening. If these complications are not resolved, it can cause sepsis or tissue death that may lead to organ failure and ultimately death. Therefore, it is crucial to get timely treatment for an inguinal hernia as well as for other types of hernia.
To find the best hernia repair doctor in Siliguri, follow the tips given below-
These tips will help you to evaluate the doctor’s skills as well as the quality of service provided by the hospital/clinic they are associated with. After proper analysis, you can make an informed decision.
Inguinal hernia surgery cost in Siliguri varies for each patient. The cost ranges from Rs. 55,000 to Rs. 90,000 approximately. The overall expense can further increase depending on various factors.
What is the difference between femoral and inguinal hernia?
Inguinal hernia and femoral hernia can arise in both males and females. And in some cases, it is quite difficult to distinguish between them as they occur around the same region.
The key difference between femoral and inguinal hernia is the part from where the intestine bulges out. In the case of an inguinal hernia, the intestine enters the abdominal cavity through an opening in the inguinal canal. It is the passage that allows the spermatic cord and the testicle to descend. Normally, the inguinal canal closes after birth but in some cases, weak spots in the muscle wall are created that causes problems later in life. Inguinal hernias mostly occur in men due to this reason.
Femoral hernias are also found in the groin region but they arise due to different reasons. The femoral artery and vein pass through the femoral canal, which is an opening between the abdominal floor and the upper leg (thighs). If there is a weak spot in the femoral canal, the intestine may bulge out and cause problems. Femoral hernias are more common in women as they have a different bone structure around the pelvis region.
Both types of hernias have similar symptoms and have the potential to cause serious complications. Therefore, if you notice a bulge anywhere in your body, it is crucial that you get it checked and seek proper treatment.
Is inguinal hernia treatment possible without surgery?
A hernia is a condition that doesn’t go away on its own, and neither can be repaired without intervention.
In the best-case scenario, hernia treatment can be delayed if the bulge is not large and there are no other symptoms present. At this stage, the doctor will recommend that the patient manages the occasional pain with the help of a hernia belt or truss that will prevent the organ from entering the abdominal cavity.
This way, the patient can reduce the symptoms and also stop/delay the progression of the hernia. Ultimately, to ensure that inguinal hernia doesn’t lead to life-threatening complications, surgical repair will be required.
Contact Pristyn Care to Consult with Hernia Specialists in Siliguri and Get Advanced Treatment
If you have been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia and want to resolve the condition effectively, you can contact the best hernia surgeons in Siliguri by calling Pristyn Care. We house an esteemed team of general surgeons who specialize in open surgery as well as laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernia repair. You can schedule an appointment with them and discuss the treatment options in detail.
The doctor will diagnose the problem accurately and identify which technique would be safer for the patient. Usually, most patients, as well as doctors, prefer using the laparoscopic technique for inguinal hernia repair as it is a minimally invasive procedure with faster recovery, fewer risks, and several other benefits.
To learn more about the advanced treatment, give us a call and schedule your free consultation with the best hernia doctors in Siliguri.
Open/Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Recovery Tips
Whether the surgeon uses the open or laparoscopic technique to treat an inguinal hernia, the recovery starts right after surgery when you are sent back to your room after the procedure. Immediately after the procedure, you might feel a little bit tired and dizzy due to the after-effects of anesthesia. The effects will go away after some time and you will feel better.
Usually, you will be discharged on the same day and once you reach home, follow the tips below for a quick and smooth recovery-
Visit the doctor if you have a high fever, persistent pain, swelling around the wound, or if you haven’t had bowel movements for 3 days.
How to prevent inguinal hernia?
It is important to understand that congenital inguinal hernia cannot be prevented. But if there are no congenital defects in the body, it is possible to reduce the chances of developing an inguinal hernia. Follow the tips below-
Visit a doctor timely if you notice a bulge in the abdomen or surrounding region and get it treated.
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