An Overview

An inguinal hernia is one in which part of abdominal contents protrudes through a weakness in abdominal muscles and other tissues at or below the inguinal ring. The hernial sac is most often located within a fold of skin attached to the scrotum or groin area but can protrude through any other skin fold (typically on either side). Acquired Hernia/ incisional hernias can occur due to injury or any previous surgery over the abdominal wall. In contrast, congenital hernias occur since birth.

What Symptoms Should I Watch Out For?

There are a few red flags that you can look out for that point to the fact that you might have an inguinal hernia. A dull, persistent ache in your groin usually indicates that there is something out of place in your abdomen. If this ache suddenly starts to burn and becomes more intense, or if it shifts positions and begins to hurt even more in one specific area, there's a good chance that something has gone wrong with the abdominal wall and needs emergency attention.​

Probable treatment

A normal hernia can be treated easily by scheduling surgery with a general surgeon. Not to mention, our professional team of doctors with aggregate experience and acute guidance can help diagnose your problem and recommend possible treatments at affordable prices.

What Symptoms Should I Watch Out For?

Some of the signs and symptoms of an inguinal hernia include,
● Bulging near pelvic or groin areas. More prominent when the patient’s cough or strain
● Burning sensation or pain at the bulges
● Experience pain or discomfort when the patient bends, coughs or lifts something heavy
● Abdominal heaviness
● Pressure over the groin region

Inguinal Hernia

An Inguinal hernia is when a small part of the intestines protrudes through a weak spot of the abdominal muscles. These usually appear as a small bulge near the pelvic and groin regions. There are two types of inguinal hernia,
● Indirect inguinal hernia, this type of hernia is common and is usually identified as a by-birth condition.
● Direct inguinal hernia, this type of hernia is the result of weak abdominal muscles and improper physical activities over time

Incisional Hernia

Probable Treatments

Surgical procedures are the only remedies for hernias; however, the size and severity of the hernia decide how early the patient should be operated on.

If the hernia doesn't show any symptoms or problems, it's advised to avoid surgery and take preventive measures. Doctors regularly monitor them for getting bigger. Operating a smaller hernia is a relatively easy procedure compared to the larger ones

When the hernias grow big, they can regulate physical activities and require immediate surgery. There are two ways to treat hernia, open repair and laparoscopy method.

The doctor makes an incision above the hernias bulging during the surgical process. This incision doctor repairs a hernia by pushing all the protruded organs back into its place.
The abdominal muscles are later strengthened using a mesh. The abdominal walls eventually absorb these meshes and provide the needed reinforcement

The doctor makes several small incisions near the bulge area during the laparoscopic procedure instead of one large incision. A non-harming gas is injected to inflate the abdominal area to create space to operate the hernia.

Unlike open repair surgery, laparoscopic surgery is a minimal invasion procedure. Patients experience minimal pain and require a short hospital stay. They also have fewer scars and quicker recovery after the process. However, laparoscopy is difficult when the hernia is too big and doesn't support the laparoscopic procedures


At Savaikar Hospital, we ensure the patients are safe and undergo proper surgical procedures. Patients get the best care and support with our experienced staff and high-tech equipment.