What is the difference between Herniorrhaphy and Herniotomy?
Inguinal hernia repairs are of the following three general types: Herniotomy (removal of the hernial sac only) Herniorrhaphy (herniotomy plus repair of the posterior wall of the inguinal canal)
How do you treat an inguinal hernia without surgery?
A hernia usually does not go away without surgery. Non-surgical approaches such as wearing a corset, binder, or truss may exert gentle pressure on the hernia and keep it in place. These methods may ease the pain or discomfort and may be used if you are not fit for the surgery or awaiting surgery.
How do you diagnose a groin hernia?
Your doctor will check for a bulge in the groin area. Because standing and coughing can make a hernia more prominent, you’ll likely be asked to stand and cough or strain. If the diagnosis isn’t readily apparent, your doctor might order an imaging test, such as an abdominal ultrasound, CT scan or MRI.
How hernias are repaired?
Your surgeon makes a cut near the hernia. The hernia is located and separated from the tissues around it. The hernia sac is removed or the hernia is gently pushed back into your abdomen. The surgeon then closes your weakened abdominal muscles with stitches.
How do you push an inguinal hernia back in?
Most inguinal hernias can be pushed back into the belly with gentle massage and pressure. An inguinal hernia will not heal on its own. If you have symptoms, or the hernia is growing, you may need surgery. Some surgeons recommend repair of all groin hernias in women.
What does a hernia feel like in the groin?
Inguinal hernia signs and symptoms include: A bulge in the area on either side of your pubic bone, which becomes more obvious when you’re upright, especially if you cough or strain. A burning or aching sensation at the bulge. Pain or discomfort in your groin, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting.