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Inguinal Hernia in Kids - Kids Surgery in Dubai

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.

A 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 it mostly occurs 80-90% in boys.

Unfortunately, no conservative management can treat a hernia. Surgical repair is needed when diagnosed.

Risk factors:

  • Premature born baby
  • Low birth weight
  • Family history
  • And other pre-existing problem like undescended testes.

A simple hernia or Reducible hernia- is a 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.

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 Surgical management can be done as a day-case surgery and with fewer complications if done by an experienced Surgeon.

When should you call your doctor after surgery?

Generally, contact the surgeon or visit the hospital if:

  • A child develops a fever at or above 38.5ºC
  • The wound appears red, swollen, or 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.Call us at DRHC to book your appointment at +97142798200