When to worry about Hernia pain?

May | 2021

Hernias can themselves be painless but they can cause obstruction and alter the normal physiology of the body. This can lead to pain and swelling. Usually, a small Hernia does not require surgery but if it develops a pain that causes obstruction in your daily activity, then you should contact a healthcare service platform like House of Doctors.

What Is Hernia?

A Hernia develops when the organs or contents of the body cavity bulge out of the peritoneum membrane in which they are normally contained through a weakness in the fascia or connective tissues surrounding the site. It generally occurs due to weakened or torn abdominal muscles. Hernias can occur in any part of the body, but are common in the groin. Sometimes, a weak abdominal wall can be congenital (present from birth).

How to Analyse a Painful Hernia?

When to worry about Hernia pain?

If you develop any of the following symptoms, House of Doctors suggests you get it treated immediately. HOD can help you connect to one of the best hernia doctors in Mumbai through its dedicated platform.

You may develop the following symptoms -

  • Painful bulge appearing while standing or indulging in straining
  • Bulge disappears while lying down at the site of hernia.
  • Pain in the bulge while coughing or sneezing
  • Pain while lifting weight
  • Dull painful sensation
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Nausea
  • Constipation

What Causes A Painful Hernia?

You must analyse your daily routine to better assess the basic cause behind the painful hernia. Following activities can lead to a painful Hernia -

  • Deficiency in nutrition
  • Smoking activities
  • Physical strain
  • Undescended testicles
  • Straining in toilet
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Obesity
  • Lifting Heavy Objects
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Perpetual cough

Diagnosis of Hernia

House of Doctors offers you painless hernia treatment in Mumbai and promises that you receive the best surgical care through our empanelled surgery hospitals in Mumbai. Once you feel a discomfort, doctors at HOD diagnose Hernia through physical examination initially. In cases of Hiatal Hernia, our doctors use Barium X-ray or endoscopy. The barium X-ray produces a series of X-ray images of a digestive tract. Our tests exactly locate your Hernia.

Treatment Options for Hernia

Three treatment procedures for Hernia are available -

1.Open Hernia Surgery:

Our experienced surgeons usually perform this procedure when you have a single Hernia and which has never occurred before. During the operation, by making an incision our doctor returns the protruded organ, muscle or other tissue to its original position. Then the sac holding the Hernia is removed. Our doctor then chooses to either hold healthy muscles together or insert a mesh to strengthen the weakened area. Open surgery has a longer recovery time. The patient cannot follow a normal routine for up to 6 weeks.

2.Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery:

Our surgeon performs a laparoscopic surgery for inguinal and other painful Hernias. This is done if you are suffering with bilateral Hernias one on each side or due to recurrence. In laparoscopic hernia surgery, our surgeon makes a small cut (incision of about half a centimetre) in the peritoneum and uses a laparoscopy to allow the repair of the weakened area. Later, a non-absorbable mesh is used to cover the Hernia site.

3.TAR Surgery for Recurrent and Complex Hernia Surgery :

An innovative solution for treating complex ventral Hernias.

Advantages of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

Advantages of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Minimal to No Scars
  • Faster Recovery
  • Hospital stay of only 2 nights
  • Lesser Pain
  • Minimal Invasive Procedure
  • Less tissue cutting
  • Lesser use of pain relievers
  • Patients can continue normal life within a week.
  • Quick healing as the scar is small.
  • Reduced infection risks

House of Doctors features a dedicated panel of Hernia surgeons with over 35 years of experience in treating Hernia. Our advanced minimally invasive hernia surgery ensures that you experience no pain and return to normal life in no time. Our healthcare professionals and staff are determined to make the surgery smooth without stressing about pre-surgical and post-recover processes and care.


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