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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I have pus draining from my hernia surgery incision. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had seven abdominal surgeries, namely gastric bypass, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, exploratory laparoscopy, panniculectomy, ventral hernia repair, mesh removal from hernia repair with exploratory laparoscopy, and recently open epigastric incisional hernia fix a month back. Imme...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very unfortunate that you had to go through all that. After reviewing the information shared and your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears you are suffering from surgical site infection. Following are the possibilities: Infection a...  Read Full »

Is spotting in the urine normal after getting umbilical hernia surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old female, my weight is 49 kg, and my height is 157 cm. I had umbilical hernia surgery about two weeks ago. After surgery, there was abdominal drainage attached to me. It was left for about five days, and I removed it. Everything was fine, but now from three days ago, I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Srikanth

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to ask a few questions: 1) Are your cycles always regular? 2) Do you have any cramp-like pain? 3) Do you have any history of diabetes or hypertension? 4) Do you have any history of burning while passing urine? Please answer these questions so that I can h...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, My sister underwent hernia surgery in her right lower abdomen four months back. As she was having slight pain and fever at that time, the doctor suspected some infection there. When the surgery was done, her infection was mild but they did not place a mesh there. Her surgery went fine....  Read Full »


Dr. Bhavin Bhupendra Vasavada

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your sister needs a personal examination. Generally, it should be healed by now. But sometimes it takes some time. Please mention the amount of fluid leaked out. If it is a small amount, then I suggest you wait for a month. If it does not heal, then do a CT (compute...  Read Full »

Is it good to take Kalachika for treating inguinal hernia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having direct inguinal hernia on the left side. Can I take Kalachikai to treat hernia?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. An inguinal hernia occurs due to a weak abdominal wall. As a result of a weak abdominal wall, some part of intestine comes out. You may feel it while coughing, sometimes lifting heavy weight also causes the intestine to come out. Some people do not feel any symptom wh...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am a VA patient. I have a GFR of 27. I have polycystic kidneys, COPD, and emphysema with severe allergies. I have hiatal hernia for 15 years. Now I am 73 years old. In this bad health, my doctor advises me to have a hernia operation to rebuild the valve. In this bad medical condition, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anushtup De

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not understand the full form of VA. On considering your multiple comorbidities, surgery can be considered if you are severely symptomatic due to hiatal hernia. If you have minimal symptoms such as reflux or bloating, or heartburn, then surgery is not needed. Please...  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

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

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

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

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 »

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

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 »

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