Hernias In Children Aged 5 Years?
My child is 5thn. Tridentification of hernias and referred by pediatric surgeons. What are you different from the general surgeon? Is my child after surgery later can be as usual activity? Do you think recovery for 5thN children is long term?
Thank you for using the HealthReplies.com consulting service. We understand your complaints and concerns. Hernia is a condition of the entry of parts of the body that are not in place, causing a bulge. There are various types of hernias that can occur in the thoracic cavity called the hiatus hernia / hernia diaphragm (humpia of the stomach in the chest cavity area through the diaphragm), umbilical hernia (bulge of the contents of the belly button toward the abdominal wall), femoral hernia (humpia of the stomach in the chest cavity area through the diaphragm), umbilical hernia (bulge of the contents of the navel toward the abdominal wall) protrusion in the groin) and scrotal hernia (the bulge occurs in the scrotum).
There are hernias that are reponible (can go in and out by themselves) and ireponibel (unable to return to its original place by itself.
In children with hernias, given the high mobility of children, surgery should be taken to prevent the severity of the disease. Because your child is still a pediatric age, action by a pediatric surgeon is more recommended compared to general surgery, although general surgeons can also carry out similar actions. Pediatric surgeons have more detailed medical considerations regarding the procedures or operative procedures in childhood.
The recovery period after surgery at the age of children tends to be faster than in adults. Generally within 6-12 weeks the healing period occurs, but that time can be faster or slower. Nutritional status, the presence or absence of infection, nutrition provided, postoperative wound care, and various other factors related to the length of the postoperative healing process in children. After the surgical wound has healed completely, the child can carry out activities as usual. But please note that surgery can not 100% eliminate hernias. Some cases also found recurrent hernias in the same place or in other areas. Related to this you don't need to worry because the percentage of cases is quite rare.
Our advice, you should immediately conduct an examination to a pediatric surgery specialist for a thorough evaluation and proper administration of treatment. Often hernias that are reponible / can go in and out by themselves do not need medical treatment. However, if left unchecked will increase the risk of becoming ireponible (difficult to insert) and endanger the internal organs if pinched by a hernia ring. In addition, if left unchecked will also provide discomfort to sufferers.
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