Sunday, April 24, 2016

Umbilical Hernia

What is Hernia:
It is prolapse of an organ or a part of it through an abnormal opening. It is named after the anatomical site of hernia such as inguinal, femoral, umbilical, epigastric etc.

Symptoms:
1. Swelling which increases on exertion, walking, coughing and weight lifting
2. Mild discomfort
3. Severe symptoms when it is obstructed particularly inguinal and umbilical.

Treatment:
The treatment is surgical only.

Palliation:
1. Avoid exertion
2. Wear support

When to consult:
sudden increase in size
Sudden increase in pain
Pain not relieved by medicines

Then

Go to ER


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