Hernia is a protrusion of an organ (usually the small bowel or fatty material) through a weakness or opening in the muscle wall of the tummy.
Pediatric hernia is a visible bulging or swelling in the groin. Especially when a child is crying, coughing, or straining. This can occur at any age but incidence increases during infancy and early childhood, and which mostly occurs 80-90% in boys.
Unfortunately, no conservative management can treat hernia. Surgical repair is needed when diagnosed.
Simple hernia or Reducible hernia- are painless bulge in which bowels and tissue can move in and out freely in the defect.
Incarcerated or Irreducible hernia – usually comes with pain due to the bowels being trapped and does not return in the abdomen which can risk the blood supply to the bowel.
Surgical management can be done as a day case surgery and with less complications if done by an experienced hands.
Generally, contact the surgeon or visit the hospital if: