Can A 2-year-old Child Get A Hernia?
I want to ask, my son Saqeena is 2 years and 3 months .. He is complaining that he has a stomach ache, and at 18:30 we ran to the ER u0026amp; the emergency room doctor checks (only checks without any follow-up such as ultrasound or so) but the emergency room doctor says “u;” states that “my child has a hernia or intestinal clamping” is it true that a hernia can occur in toddler girls aged 2 years 3 months.? !!
Hello Winda Fahlevi,
A hernia is the release of a part of an organ or tissue through the muscle tissue that covers it. Hernias are more common in men (eg inguinal hernias) but can also be found in women. Some types of hernias that can be found in women are:
Femoral Hernia. Intestines sticking out to form a bulge in the upper thigh area near the groin. Women are 3 times more risky than men for femoral hernias. Umbilical hernia. Intestine or intestinal hanging part sticking out through the defect / hole in the abdominal muscles so that it appears as a lump in the navel area that disappears. Inguinal hernia. Appears as a lump in the groin area or in the mons pubis area which also disappears. Hiatus hernia. Part of the intestine into the chest area due to defects in the diaphragm. Hernias in children are usually due to abnormalities in canal closure / channels or abnormalities in the muscular layer (there are holes that do not close). Hernias generally appear as complaints of lumps that arise in certain body parts. Usually it will be enlarged when the child straining, coughing, crying, after the move / exercise. Lumps can disappear if the child lies down for a long time.
In certain conditions, the part of the intestine that comes out cannot re-enter the abdominal cavity because of a pinch in the hole / hernia ring. These tongs can cause strangulate hernias and incarcerated hernias. This situation can cause indigestion (unable to bowel movements, vomiting) to extreme pain. This condition must be treated because if it will not cause necrosis / death of intestinal tissue.
The diagnosis of a hernia is made from anamnesis (asking for a history of the disease) and physical examination. Investigations such as ultrasound are to help the diagnosis, especially if the results of the physical examination are still doubtful. Management of hernias involves observation and surgery to remove the hernia sac and strengthen the weak muscle walls. Further consultation with a surgeon needs to be carried out for handling hernia cases. Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.