Hernia Surgery

A hernia occurs when an organ bulges out from the weak portion of the surrounding tissue. It causes pain and discomfort, and it is corrected surgically. It is done by open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. In open surgery, a small incision is made, and the weak portion of the organ is pushed back and closed by using stitches. In laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon uses a laparoscope to repair the hernia with mesh.

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Noticed fluid leak from hernial incision. Should I visit my doctor immediately?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister had a small hernia surgery 4 months back (in her right lower abdomen ). Since she was having a slight pain and fever too at that time, doctor suspected some infection there. However, when the surgery was performed, the infection was mild but they he did not put a mesh there....  Read Full »


Dr. Bhavin Bhupendra Vasavada

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: You need to be personally examined, generally it should heal by now. But some times it may take long. How much amount is coming? If small amount I would advise to wait for a month or so. If it still does not heal, get a CT scan and based on CT scan findings wheather resurgery is needed or not can be...  Read Full »

How to manage an inguinal hernia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a hernia on the right side under the thigh, which is swollen and painful. The doctor suggested an operation. So please tell me what kind of operation is the best? What kind of surgery should he go for, either for laser or cesarean? I have mesh; is it fine or not? Please tell me whi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two methods to approach the management of inguinal hernia. The one is open, and another is laparoscopic. I wonder if you mean by Caesarean as open and laser for the latter. Of course, the laparoscopic is the best one, since you would be able to move around...  Read Full »

How is an inguinal hernia treated in a 3-month-old baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My colleague’s son, who is 3 months old, has been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia on the right groin. Hence, I would appreciate your feedback and let us know if a surgery is immediately required or not. If the surgery is not required urgently, please advise when this would be requir...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the child's history and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is advisable to get surgery at the earliest. Though it is not very urgent, as there can be strangulation in the near future, it is advisable to get it done at the earl...  Read Full »

Can uncontrolled diabetes mellitus result in leg pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My father's age is 70 years, and he has type II diabetes mellitus for the past 30 years. His present blood sugar level are fasting 143 and PP 221. He is having muscle pain and cramp on his right leg for the last few years. He has pain in the leg for the past 15 years, and he could not...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am here to help you. I have read your question with care and understand your concerns. 1. His blood sugar levels are very high, and diabetes is not under control, so first, we need to control it. 2. Muscle pain and cramp on his right leg for the last few years, and ...  Read Full »

How long does it take for tissues to grow into the mesh after hernia surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My questions are related to da Vinci bilateral hernia repair with mesh. How long does it take for the tissues to completely grow into the mesh? What is the time window for rejection of the mesh after the surgery? What is the time window for developing infection after the surgery? Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hernia surgery can be done with two approaches, open surgery or minimal access surgery. The minimal access approach includes either conventional laparoscopic surgery or robotic surgery. Healing allows fibrosis to occur in the surgery area and the extent of fibrosis is ...  Read Full »

Is hernia surgery advisable for a 73-year-old man with a bad medical condition?

Query: I am a VA patient. I have kidney GFR function of 37 from polycystic kidneys. bad COPD and emphysema, severe allergy. I have had a hiatal hernia for 15 years and the VA just gives me PPI meds. Now that I am 73 and in bad health they say I need a hernia operation and rebuild the valve. In my bad med...  Read Full »


Dr. Anushtup De

General Surgeon

Answer: Hii.. thanks for your query. First of all, let me tell you i didnt understand the full form of VA. But considering your and multiple comorbidities that you have, Surgery would only be considered if ypu are severly symptomatic due to hiatus hernia. If you have minimal symptoms, such as reflux or blo...  Read Full »

What causes groin pain even after four years of hernia surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a right inguinal hernia laparoscopic surgery four years back. After about 10 days of surgery, I started walking for about 4 to 5 km. The first two days, I did not feel any trouble. But, on the third day of my walk, I begun to feel trouble in the area of the groin and felt weak to...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hernia surgery involves placement of a prolene mesh in the area of weakness, which promotes vigorous fibrosis. So, it is only normal to experience mild discomfort on the side of surgery. If it is not troubling you too much, then it is better to leave it alon...  Read Full »

Why is there pain in abdomen and increased stool frequency after hernia surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 54 years old. Two-year post-RNY (gastric bypass surgery) I have had two Petersen hernia repairs since the surgery. The gallbladder was removed years ago. Yet since this surgery I get these horrible gut-wrenching pains from sternum to abdomen. It seems like the bowels are twisting...  Read Full »


Dr. Vadivel Kumaran S

Medical Gastroenterologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history. The symptoms correspond to cramping pain followed by the passage of stools ten times within four to six hours suggestive of intestinal colic, involving your large intestine. Even your colonoscopy revealed diverticulitis which is the ...  Read Full »

Is there a treatment for inguinal hernia in Ayurveda?

Query: Hello doctor, I have inguinal hernias on both sides of my stomach. Which is the best ayurvedic medicine to cure it?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. See the main cause of an inguinal hernia is a weak abdominal wall. Here due to the weak abdominal wall, the intestinal part usually comes down. This is an anatomical defect, which usually requires surgery. The symptoms may increase while coughin...  Read Full »

My belly button popped out after pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a mother of two children. After my delivery, my navel has popped out and it has remained so even now. Please suggest some ways to get back my usual naval shape.  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes, after childbirth, the rectum sheath and the muscles go weak and lead to a hernia. So, what you have may be an umbilical hernia. It will increase on coughing. It has to be checked by a surgeon. If it is a hernia, it can be treated surgically and the navel wi...  Read Full »

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