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A strangulated hernia can be identified by the deep red or purple color of the bulging tissue.
There are risks to not repairing a hernia surgically.
KRISTAL MUNEZ, MD, is a resident in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Preparing for your appointment You'll likely start by seeing your primary care provider. Congenital Inguinal Hernia An inguinal hernia occurs when a sac-like projection of the abdominal cavity extends down the groin on one or both sides toward the scrotum in boys or labia in girls.Next
On the other hand, some hernias cannot be pushed back into place, and are termed incarcerated or irreducible.
A sac formed from the peritoneum and containing a portion of the intestine or omentum, or both, pushes either directly outward through the weakest point in the abdominal wall direct hernia or downward at an angle into the inguinal canal indirect hernia. A femoral hernia is the protrusion of tissue below the inguinal ligament, medial to the femoral vessels. In this case, a mesh graft will be used to cover the hole..
Inguinal hernia usually requires.
Don't hesitate to ask other questions you may have. However, both types of hernias are treated in a similar manner.
Hernias that cannot be returned to their normal position are said to be incarcerated and if the blood supply is cut off by swelling they are said to be strangulated.
While awaiting surgery, some people wear a device called a truss, which puts pressure on the hernia and may help relieve discomfort temporarily.Next
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