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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.

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Risk factors:
  • Premature born baby
  • Low birth weight
  • Family history
  • And other preexisting problem like undescended testes.

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.

 Symptoms of Incarcerated hernia:
  • Child appears ill
  • Pain in the groin
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Swelling does not change when crying
  • And, swelling appears red or dusky and noticeably tender.

 Surgical management can be done as a day case surgery and with less complications if done by an experienced hands.

When should you call your doctor after surgery

Generally, contact the surgeon or visit the hospital if:

  • Child develops fever at or above 38.5ºC
  • The wound appears red, swollen, or is leaking fluid.

For more information on Hernia: Inguinal Hernia, Incisional Hernia, Internal Hernia, Laparoscopic and Open Surgery, Umbilical Hernia in Kids

Dubai Hernia surgery clinic is now at DRHC.