Causes of hernia and its symptoms
In most cases, the hernia is inguinal. It occurs where the lower anterior part of the ventral wall connects to the upper part of the thigh. The inguinal hernia can be in both men and women. It arises for many reasons: due to lifting heavy loads, large overweight, pregnancy, weak muscle development of lower abdominal press department.
The groin hernia sometimes occurs even because of a delicate cause such as constipation, where emptying of the intestines occurs only under severe strain.
A femoral hernia happens much less frequently, usually in women. It occurs either due to being overweight or during pregnancy, slightly below the inguinal ligament.
What are the signs of a groin hernia? In such a hernia, a person feels periodic pain in the lower abdomen. Muscles near the groin either harden (sometimes there is a feeling that they are constricted) or, on the contrary, become too soft, relaxed. Distinctly distinguishable by the “fallen” section of the intestine in the form of a semicircular bulge. Pain syndrome can suddenly become very severe, that is, the hernia lets you know about itself lightning fast.
In case of severe pain, it is necessary to consult a doctor immediately, as this may indicate a deterioration of the bowel by the muscles of the abdominal wall. And such impairment can cause gangrene of this section of the intestine, followed by inflammation of the abdomen.
Therefore, in case of severe pain, immediately call “Ambulance”.
If you have an inguinal hernia, try not to understand the severity. If this can not be avoided, do not lean behind the cargo, and squat. By straightening, keep your back straight so that the main load falls on the leg muscles rather than the back and abdominal press.
How hernia is treated
The most common way of treatment is surgical. At the same time, the fallen area of the intestine is corrected back into the abdominal cavity, and the weakened section of the muscular wall of the abdomen is strengthened (sheathed). The surgery is quite simple and almost never causes complications, so it should not be abandoned. Self-medicating (for example, through popular means) is dangerous to health.