Inguinal Hernia Surgery


A pain with groin when you cough and lifting some heavy things then you may have Inguinal hernia. That is because of part of small intestine or fat pushes through the weak area of lower abdominal wall.

An inguinal hernia will be a serious health issue if you started to avoid the symptoms. An inguinal hernia due to part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. When you cough or carry heavy object, the result will be painful.

Inguinal hernia isn’t much dangerous. It will not spread or improve on its own, but lead to some complications. Doctors will suggest surgery to fix an inguinal hernia if it is painful or developing. The common solution is for inguinal hernia is Inguinal hernia repair.

  • Inguinal hernia is painful and sensitive.
  • Main symptoms of Inguinal hernia includes,
  • Pain while exercising, or bending over
  • Pain when coughing
  • Burning sensations
  • Severe pain
  • In case of men swelling of scrotum

Physical exam is enough for a doctor to diagnose inguinal hernia. Doctors will give instructions to cough during this physical test. So They can check hernia at its most noticeable point. When it reduce the doctor or patient can push back the inguinal hernia in to the abdomen.


In initial stage the hernia may be a small lump in the groin but it can grow much larger day by day depends on your different activities and it can also shrink. Inguinal hernia will not heal by itself a surgery will be required to be repaired. Increased abdominal pressure is the reason for growing the Inguinal hernia. Abdominal pressure may increased when  straining to have a bowel movement sneezing etc.


The surgery can be performed by a general surgeon or a colon-rectal specialist. Before surgery the doctor will give a general anesthesia. Surgery will begins with an incision on either side of the hernia. A laparoscope is used to inserted into one incision, and the other incision is used for some additional surgical instruments. Surgeon isolates the part of abdominal lining that is pushing through the muscle.

The surgeon returns the tissue called “hernia sac.” to its proper position inside the body and will begin to repair the muscle defect. The defect in the muscle is small means, it will be sutured closed. If the defect is large then suturing is not adequate.  In such case, a mesh graft is used to cover the hole. The mesh is permanent and prevents the hernia from returning. Once muscle has been sewn, the laparoscope can be removed and the incision can be closed.