There was a time when the hernia problem was a pretty serious problem for everyone. With the advancement of technology, however, hernia surgery has fallen into the category of small operations. A hernia is a problem that manifests itself as a bulge, either in the groin or in the abdominal area. This bulge is simply one of the internal organs that protrude through the weakened wall of your abdomen or groin. There are five main types of hernias that may require hernia surgery. Here are some details.
- Scarring Hernia: This is a direct result of one of the previous operations where the surgical wound has not completely healed.
- Umbilical hernia: As the name suggests, these hernias occur in the lower abdomen. According to statistics, this problem usually affects children of African descent, although adults in industrialized countries can also be affected. It is also known that obese or pregnant women need hernia surgery because of this problem.
- Inguinal hernia: This is a hernia that occurs most frequently. In fact, about 75% of hernia cases fall into this category. The inguinal hernia is usually located in the groin area, which requires the surgeon to be very careful throughout the hernia operation.
- Femoral hernia: The place where this type of hernia occurs is just below the inguinal hernia. In particular, it’s hard to tell the difference between a hernia and a hamstring.
- Diaphragmatic hernia: In the case of a diaphragmatic hernia, the protrusion does not normally appear on the outside. This type of hernia is a case where the abdominal organs enter the chest cavity due to the weakening of the diaphragm.
Symptoms that should be considered as an early warning of hernia surgery include swelling, discomfort and abnormal pressure when lifting heavy objects, discomfort when coughing, problems with bathing and a extreme discomfort during exercise or exercise. In hernia surgery, the weakened section of the wall is strengthened by inserting a mesh into the system. The net is sewn into the weakened section to support it and make it stronger. However, there are a few postoperative care tips you should follow to avoid problems later.