What is Hernia?
Inguinal hernia surgery is an operation to repair a weakness in the abdominal wall that abnormally allows abdominal contents to slip into a narrow tube called the inguinal canal in the groin region.
Surgical repair of inguinal hernias is one of the most commonly performed operations worldwide and the most commonly performed surgery within the United States.
Emergency surgery is typically reserved for patients with life-threatening complications of inguinal hernias such as incarceration and strangulation.
A hernia in which the small intestine has become incarcerated or strangulated constitutes a surgical emergency.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Extreme pain in the area of the hernia
- Warm hernia bulge with surrounding skin redness
- Can no longer pass gas or stool Surgical repair within 6 hours of the above symptoms may be able to save the strangulated portion of intestine