What are Hernia?

A Hernia occurs when there is a softness or hole in the peritoneum (muscular wall). The function of the peritoneum is to preserve the organs of the abdominal region in place. It occurs in the abdomen between the chest and hips. Sometimes, they can also appear in the upper thigh and groin areas. Hernias aren’t that severe, but they don’t go away on their own, and they can require surgery or proper medication to prevent dangerous complications.

The causes of Hernia

A hernia is produced by muscle weakness and strain. A hernia can overgrow or over a long period depending on its origins.

Below are some common causes that can lead to a hernia:

Pregnancy A congenital condition that occurs during development in the womb and is present from birth.

Injury from a surgery

Chronic coughing or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder)

Lifting heavyweights

Constipation It can cause you to strain when having a bowel movement


Types of Hernia

There are usually 2 types of Piles, internal or external.

Symptoms of Hernia

  • Swelling in the area on either side of your pubic bone

  • A burning or aching sensation at the swelling

  • Pain or discomfort in your mole, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting

  • A substantial or dragging sensation in your groin

  • Weakness or trouble in your groin

  • Soreness and swelling around the testicles when the protruding intestine descends into the scrotum

How does Pooja Surgical Hospital diagnose Hernia?

To diagnose your condition, our expert doctors will first perform a physical examination. During this examination, our doctor will find a bulge in your abdominal or groin area that gets larger when you stand, cough, or strain.
We will then take all your medical history by asking you a variety of questions.

In some cases, our doctors will also likely use imaging tests which will help them in their diagnosis.

These can include things like:

  • Abdominal ultrasound

    It uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of the structures inside the body.

  • CT scan

    It combines X-rays with computer technology to produce an image.

  • MRI scan

    It uses a mixture of strong magnets and radio waves to make an image.

How do we treat Hiatus & Hernia?

A Hernia treatment depends upon the size and the sternness of the symptoms. We offer 3 options to treat you Hernia: According to the Grade of piles, the treatment possibilities are as follows.
  • Lifestyle changes

    It is evident that dietary changes can often treat the symptoms, but it won't make the Hernia go away. We provide a diet to our patients about what to eat and avoid. We usually recommend our patients suffering from Hernia not to consume large or heavy meals, also do not bend over after the meal or to lie down. A hernia can be healed by avoiding foods such as spicy foods which may cause acid reflux or heartburn.

  • Hernia Medication

    If the lifestyle change doesn't work, we recommend Hernia medicines such as antacids, H-2 receptor blockers and proton pump inhibitors. It can reduce stomach acid, which can relieve the discomfort and progresses symptoms.

  • Hernia Surgery

    If the patient is suffering from Hernias at severe condition, we often recommend them with either open or laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery uses a tint camera and contracted surgical equipment to advance the Hernia using few incisions as they are said to be less damaging to the surrounding tissues. We use advanced technologies to provide painless treatment with high success rates. At Pooja Surgical Hospital, we own an excellent team of piles and fissure treatment doctors in Rajkot.