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Hernia Treatment in Kolkata

Hernia is a condition where an organ pushes through the weakened wall of muscle or tissue that holds it.

Typically, a hernias occurs within the abdominal cavity, between the chest and the hips, and results in a localised bulge in the affected area. Hernia Repair Surgery is the usual treatment approach for this medical condition.

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Hospitalization: 0-7 days

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Hernia – Symptoms

Many times, a Hernia just shows up without any warning signs or symptoms. However, some common indicators of a hernia are:

  • A noticeable bulge or lump especially while standing upright
  • Chest pain, discomfort like acid reflux, gurgling, and difficulty in swallowing
  • Pain or heaviness in the affected area while bending, coughing or lifting weights
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • A burning or aching sensation at the bulge

Hernia – Causes

The primary cause of Hernia is pressure or stress on a particular organ. At times, when pressure is exerted in the area of a weakened muscle or tissue, the organ protrudes out through the muscle/tissue, resulting in a hernia.

Some people are born with weak muscles or tissue that is underdeveloped. However, for most people, hernia is a result of aging body and weakening muscles. You also can get a hernia, or worsen an existing one by:

  • Lifting heavy objects with an incorrect posture
  • History of hernia in the family or in the past
  • Obesity and weight issues
  • Chronic cough or sneezing
  • Chronic diarrhoea or constipation

Hernia – Diagnosis

Diagnosis for Hernia involves:

  • Physical examination by the doctor
  • CT scan or X-ray if there is a need for further assessment
  • Endoscopy in case of stomach complications

Hernia – Treatment

Hernia can be treated with both surgical as well as non-surgical methods, depending on the severity of the case.

The need for a Hernia Repair Surgery can be minimised with the help of:

  • Medication
  • Controlled diet
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Weight loss


If the hernia does not improve or worsens despite these measures, your doctor may prescribe surgery. In surgery, the doctor repositions the herniated tissue and repairs the damaged wall by a synthetic mesh.

A hernia surgery can be both, an Open Surgery or a Laparoscopic Surgery. A laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive, needs a small incision and has aa faster recovery. An open surgery needs a bigger incision and relatively longer recovery time.

It must be noted that in babies, umbilical hernias may heal themselves within four years, making surgery unnecessary.

Hernia – Risks & Complications

Although it is possible to live with an untreated hernia, it will always pose a serious risk of strangulation, i.e. cutoff of blood supply, to the protruding organ, which can be life threatening.

Although Hernia treatment is a low risk surgery, some of the rare complications include:

  • Infection
  • Numbness at the site of surgery
  • Recurrence of hernia
  • Ejection of mesh used to repair the hernia. If the patient experiences swelling and pain in the affected area, you must get in touch with a doctor immediately

Hernia – Pre Op Care

  • Aspirin and similar medication must be stopped 7-14 days prior to surgery.
  • Inform your doctor beforehand about the regular medication and supplements that you’re under.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a cough or infection anywhere in your body within 7 days of the surgery.
  • Do not eat anything after midnight on the day before the surgery.

Hernia – Post Op Care

  • Your doctor may prescribe medication for pain management
  • Avoid lifting or carrying heavy objects
  • Avoid driving for a few days
  • Take regular short walks
  • Include fiber-rich foods and plenty of water in your diet to prevent constipation, reducing the chance of hernia recurrence.
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Frequently Asked Questionss

Can a Hernia be left untreated?

A hernia must be given medical attention at the earliest. Although not always dangerous, in rare cases it can lead to life-threatening complications if not treated in time.

What are the risks of Hernia repair surgery?

Hernia repair surgeries are generally safe, but there may be risks of infection, numbness at the surgery site or recurrence of hernia.

What is the recovery time after Hernia repair surgery?

Recovery time may range from 1 to 3 weeks depending on the type of hernia and type of procedure chosen.

How long will I have to stay in the hospital after a Hernia repair surgery?

If you undergo minimally invasive surgery you may be able to go home the same day. For more complex procedures you may have to stay in the hospital for 5-7 days.

Is it safe to use a hernia belt or hernia truss?

A hernia belt may be a safe and and an effective option, but only if directed by a physician. However surgery is still best to avoid an emergency situation.

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