Side Effects After Hernia Surgery?

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Good afternoon …., what are the side effects of op. Hernias cause infertility in men, please explain … Thank you

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Hello Susieyuniar,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

A hernia is a disorder in which some organs (such as the intestine), sticking out through weak fissures to form lumps. Hernias can occur in both men and women. There are many types of hernias, for example inguinal hernias, scrotal hernias, umbilical hernias, hiatus hernias, and so on. The treatment for definitive hernias is surgery. Hernia surgery itself can be done in 2 main ways, namely laparotomy surgery (open abdominal surgery) or laparoscopy (minimally abdominal surgery with the help of a small camera-led tube).


Need to be clarified beforehand, what kind of hernia is meant? And what kind of surgery is done to overcome the hernia?


If what is meant is inguinal hernia or scrotal hernia, then it is true, both the hernia itself, and the operations carried out to overcome it have the potential to cause fertility disorders. How can this happen?


Inguinal and scrotal hernias cause an increase in temperature around the testes, which is the site of spermatogenesis (the process of sperm cell production). If this condition is not treated further, then the high temperature exposure around the testes can make sperm cells die and decrease its quality, then fertility will decrease. Although rare, surgery performed to treat hernias also risks causing injury to the testes and sperm ducts, so that it can also affect fertility. However, the potential for fertility disorders due to the hernia itself is far greater when compared to the risk of surgery. Moreover, if the hernia is not operated, then the segment of the sticking intestine can also be pinched, then experience tissue death due to not getting an adequate supply of blood and oxygen. Conditions like this can be fatal, even deadly.


Therefore, if you have a hernia, you should consult directly with your doctor or surgeon to be given the best treatment, yes. A good doctor will only give his patients the treatment that is considered to produce benefits greater than the potential risk.


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