Treatment For Hernias?
At noon, for about one year my father suffered from a hernia. Disease often recurs when lifting heavy objects or at work. And the illness of the disease had recurred because my father was not strong so he was taken to the massage room and his illness was getting worse and his intestines were squeezed. So the solution that must be done is whether it should be operated immediately? Or just taking medicine? So, if left alone and not operated what will be the consequences?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. A hernia is a condition when there are certain internal organs that come out of their original place, such as the stomach that enters the chest cavity, or the intestines that enter the testicular sac. This condition is often characterized by a lump that appears missing on the body.
The cause of this condition is still unknown. But among the factors that can increase the risk of occurrence are:
Lifting heavy loads too often
Cough or sneeze for a long time
Injury or surgery on the abdomen
Straining is too strong
Fluid buildup in the abdominal cavity
A sudden increase in body weight
Regarding your question, handling this hernia condition varies depending on the severity. In general, as long as the organ that comes out of its original place can still return, either automatically or with the help of certain methods or methods, surgery is not necessary to do even if it's OK if the patient wants, for example with the reason that is not disturbed or avoid possible complications .
But if the organs cannot return, or as you have said, are pinched, surgery must be performed. This is because if it is really pinched, the pinched intestine cannot be used to pass through food, or it can but only half, so there will be food piled up, and possibly even worse is this pinched condition causing interruption in blood flow in the intestine and causing part of the intestine is dead and must be cut.
We suggest that you should not delay checking your father again at the surgeon. If surgery is something that you want to avoid, at least check it first to find out the level of gravity. If your father has shown signs of emergency in the form of unbearable pain, pain, can not defecate and so forth, do not hesitate to take him to the nearest hospital emergency room. So, hopefully answering your question.