9 misconceptions about the treatment of hernias

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  • Misconception 1. Hernia - it is certainly unpleasant, but no danger, it is not healthy
  • Misconception 2. The bandage helps to get rid of a hernia
  • Misconception 3. To prevent hernias need to do special exercises
  • Misconception 4. Operation can not guarantee that the hernia will not arise again
  • Misconception 5. Net implant could be rejected by the body
  • Misconception 6. Net implant interferes with the patient, feels like a foreign body in the stomach
  • Misconception 7. After surgery for inguinal hernia in men reduced potency
  • Myth 8. After the closure of the hernia is large scar
  • Misconception 9. After surgery, six months can not play sports

    To help dispel these misconceptions we askedDoctor of Medicine, Professor, Head of the Department of Hospital Surgery of the Moscow Medical Academy IM Sechenov Chernookova Alexander Ivanovich.

    Misconception 1. Hernia - it is certainly unpleasant, but no danger, it is not healthy

    9 misconceptions about the treatment of herniasIn fact, hernia - a protrusion of the Interiorauthorities through an opening in the abdominal wall, formed as a result of connective tissue defect. While hernia amenable to reposition, the situation is not critical. But when it is the infringement of the body released from the abdominal cavity, it appears as if in a "trap": the blood supply it deteriorates, which ultimately can lead to tissue necrosis and rupture of the wall. If in the next few hours, a person does not help, business can be fatal.

    Strangulated hernia can occur after weight lifting, excessive stress in the gym, severe coughing, straining during constipation.

    Misconception 2. The bandage helps to get rid of a hernia

    Nothing like this. The only bandage task - not to get out of the internal organs of the abdominal cavity through the hernial ring, that is, to prevent the infringement. And get rid of the only operation may hernia.

    Use a bandage makes sense onlywhen surgery is not possible. For example, if a hernia during pregnancy or at the very elderly person who can not have surgery for health reasons.

    It is important to bear in mind that the long wearing band can injure a hernia, as well as to provoke an increase.

    Misconception 3. To prevent hernias need to do special exercises

    Such exercises do not exist. The cause of the hernia - a weakness of the connective tissue, and gymnastics only strengthens muscles.

    Misconception 4. The operation can not guarantee that the hernia will not arise again

    This misconception had the right to exist toAs long as all patients with hernias operated only "tension" methods. Namely, just pulled together and stitched edges hernial ring. Whoever tried pulling and stitching the edges, darn grated hole on his knee jeans, he understands what good is a little bit. After another month tissue likely will break again, there is not so close. After all, she was initially broken, but still stronger than usual, stretched. Not surprisingly, the rate of recurrence of such suturing hernia reached 14%.

    Today, the "gold standard" in the treatment of inguinalhernia is considered "nenatyazhnaya" technique. Instead of having to sew the edges, on the hernial applied "patch" - a special mesh implant. It not only covers the defect, but also reinforces a weakened connective tissue. With the new method, a guarantee that the hernia will not appear again, reached almost a hundred percent. An additional plus: the patients after such surgery recover quickly and free from pain.

    Misconception 5. Net implant could be rejected by the body

    9 misconceptions about the treatment of herniasCan not. It is made of a biologically inert polymer fiber, which our immune system perceives "as their own." Over time, the implant connective tissue grows and becomes part of the organism.

    Misconception 6. Net implant interferes with the patient, feels like a foreign body in the stomach

    This question is sometimes asked people on the forumsraging imagination. So: the implant does not feel, does not cause any pain or discomfort. And interfere with it too can not. And even on the metal detector does not ring.

    Myth 7. After surgery for inguinal hernia in men reduced potency

    Surgery for inguinal hernia does not affect potency. Neither the operation, not spinal anesthesia, which is used for pain relief.

    Myth 8. After the closure of the hernia is large scar

    scar length of about five centimeters,it is located in the groin. Postoperative wound sutured cosmetic seam and cosmetic thread, so that a year later the trace of the scar can be noticed only if much closer look.

    Myth 9. After surgery, six months can not play sports

    When it comes to modern "nenatyazhnyh"methods, then two weeks after the surgery, the patient can return to a normal lifestyle. For example, wash the floor at home, make trash or to run for a bus.

    After a couple of months already, you can go to the gym, and six months later, you can absolutely everything ... even do weightlifting.

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