As soon as the surgeons began to use synthetic mesh prostheses for the closure of the hernia, one problem in medicine became less. First, the probability of its reappearance decreased to 0.5-1%. Secondly, it became possible to carry out such operations in the hospital of one day and discharge patients the next day. Third, seams heal painlessly.
Misconception 1. Hernia is not dangerous to health
A hernia is a protrusion of internal organs through a hole in the anterior abdominal wall, resulting from a defect in connective tissue. While the hernia is susceptible to reduction, the situation is uncritical. But at its infringement, the organ that emerged from the abdominal cavity appears to be in a “trap”: the blood supply in it sharply worsens. Ultimately, this leads to tissue necrosis and tearing of the wall. If the person doesn’t consult laparoscopic surgery hospital in the next few hours, the outcome can be fatal.
Injury to an inguinal hernia may occur after lifting weights, excessive exercise in the gym, severe coughing, straining with constipation.
Misconception 2. The bandage helps to get rid of inguinal hernia.
Nothing like this. The only task of the inguinal band is to prevent the internal organs from exiting the abdominal cavity through the hernial ring. To relieve hernia can only surgery. To use a bandage makes sense only in the case when surgical treatment is impossible. For example, if a hernia appeared during pregnancy or in a very elderly person who cannot undergo surgery for health reasons. It is important to bear in mind that prolonged wearing of a bandage can injure a hernia, as well as provoke its increase.
Misconception 3. For the prevention of hernia, you need to do a special gymnastics.
Such gymnastics does not exist. The cause of the hernia is a weakness of the connective tissue and gymnastics only strengthens the muscle.
Misconception 4. The operation is not yet a guarantee that the hernia will not return. This error had the right to exist as long as all patients with hernias were operated on only by “tension” methods. Namely: simply stitched and sewed the edges of the hernia gate. The recurrence rate for such a hernia closure reached 14%.
Misconception 5. The mesh implant can be rejected by the body.
Cannot. It is made from a biologically inert polymer filament, which our immune system perceives as "native." Over time, the implant grows connective tissue and becomes part of the body.
Misconception 6. The mesh implant interferes with the patient, it feels like a foreign body.
This question is sometimes asked on the forums by people with a fantasy. The implant does not feel, does not cause any pain or discomfort. And he cannot interfere either. And even on the metal detector does not ring.
Misconception 7. After surgery for inguinal hernia in men, potency decreases.
Neither the operation on the inguinal hernia in men nor local, spinal anesthesia does not affect the potency.
Misconception 8. After suturing a hernia, a large scar remains.
The length of the scar is about five centimeters; it is located in the groin area. The postoperative wound is sutured by laparoscopic surgery hospitals in India with a cosmetic suture and cosmetic thread so that within a year, the trace of the scar can be seen only if you look closely.