Hernia Treatment Without Surgery?
, I’m 25 years old, I’m not obese. I suffer from hernia in the groin / right testicular sac, if I am not mistaken since from high school (18 years) do not know the cause, for 7 years the hernia sometimes appears sometimes comes in again, there is no pain. Because I am afraid of surgery so I have tried non-medical methods such as exercise, high-fiber food intake and not heavy lifting. but lately I feel getting bigger, still no pain, but sometimes it makes me feel achy in my thighs or buttocks and feels annoying. Will it be dangerous if left too long? is the treatment only surgery? I’m afraid of the side effects, what are you?
Hello, Mr. Agus S. Indra. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com.
A hernia is an organ sticking out through a muscle or tissue that supports it in its proper position. An inguinal hernia (the sticking of part of the intestine or fat tissue in the abdominal cavity into the inner groin) is one of the most common types of hernias. Based on its nature, inguinal hernias can be divided into 2 types, namely:
Reponible inguinal hernia (hernia contents can go in and out) Ireponibel inguinal hernia (hernia contents cannot be returned to its original location) Management of hernias through non-surgical and surgical. Non-surgical management aims to prevent the emergence of hernias, in the form of modification of factors that increase the risk of hernias, including:
Avoid lifting weights too heavy Consumption of foods high in fiber to prevent constipation Maintain body weight at a normal level Treating diseases that cause coughing or sneezing continuously Surgery is a definitive treatment for inguinal hernias. If there are no complications, surgery will be carried out electively (based on planning, not necessarily immediately).
If left untreated, hernias can get bigger and cause complications in the form of:
Incarcerated hernia (hernia contents cannot be restored and pinched by the hernia ring causing intestinal obstruction, causing intestinal work disturbed) Strangulated hernias (hernia contents cannot be returned and pinched by the hernia ring causing obstruction of blood flow, causing severe pain at risk of causing intestinal tissue death ) We recommend that patients consult a surgical specialist to obtain evaluation and appropriate management planning. Patients should immediately see a doctor if sudden severe pain arises in the protrusion in the groin, vomiting, difficulty defecating, and protrusion is difficult to be pushed in.
To broaden your horizons, you can read articles about hernias. Such is our explanation. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.