ARE INCISIONAL HERNIAS DANGEROUS?

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As with all hernias, if the hernia strangulates, i.e. the hernia contents (the intestine) get trapped and lose their blood supply, which is very dangerous.

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WHY DO THEY OCCUR?

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This is the most common hernia(about 70% of all hernias are inguinal hernias). They occur in the groin, the small area of the lower abdomen on each side just above…

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HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE AN INGUINAL HERNIA?

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You may see or feel a lump, bulge or swelling under the skin. It may be a bit uncomfortable. The swelling will often disappear completely when you lie down, as…

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WHAT SHOULD I DO?

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See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis. The doctor will examine you (normally very simply) to confirm and will refer you to see a surgeon, ideally one who specialises in…

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WHAT IS KEYHOLE SURGERY?

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Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair uses an instrument called a laparoscope. Between two and four small incisions are made through the abdominal wall through which are passed the laparoscope (a thin…

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