Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Does A Lump in Your Stomach Troubles You ?

An Epigastric Hernia occurs when a weakness in the abdominal muscle allows the tissues of the abdomen to protrude through the muscle. It is developed between the sternum (chest bone) and the umbilicus (belly button). If it is left untreated, that might lead to serious complications.

Causes of Epigastric Hernia

Sometimes a child is born with an epigastric hernia. Epigastric hernia in adults is caused due to abdominal pressure. It can happen to women during pregnancy. Other factors, which lead to the development of epigastric hernias are heavy work, straining, coughing, sports, obesity etc 

When a fat is pinched in the abdominal wall, a severe sharp pain will be realized other symptoms are
  • Nausea and vomiting indicates the severity of such condition
  • High fever due to the blood flow in the herniated part
  • Skin discoloration
  • Abdominal bulge
  • Blood clots
  • Scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Lump development
  • Injuries in the abdominal structures
A hernia may be left without surgery but the patient has to sustain the pain and discomfort on a continuous basis. The best solution for hernia is surgery which will relieve the patient from crucial pain.

Surgical Procedure by the Laparoscopic method:
The surgery is better performed by a laparoscopic method for a large hernia with a peritoneal sac. Four small incisions are made in the abdomen. Through one incision, a cannula is inserted into the vein to reach the surgical site. A Laparoscope is pushed into this cannula. The laparoscopic instrument contains a camera with a light source attached at the end of the flexible tube. The surgery and the involved organs are registered as videos. The videos are transmitted to the monitor that is kept in front of the surgeon where he can view a huge image of the surgical procedure. With the help of videos and controlling the surgical instruments remotely, the procedure is carried out successfully. The protruding intestine and other parts of the body are placed in its original position and covered with a synthetic mesh to avoid falling and the mesh is stapled to its new position. The inserted instruments are removed carefully from the incisions and the open incisions are sutured.
Less pain, no heavy bleeding, no blood transfusion, and high-end safety are experienced through such procedure. This procedure is not suitable for those who have already gone through abdominal surgeries, who are obese, and patients with high blood pressure.
Punya Hospitals is headed by Dr. Punyavathi and Dr. Nagaraj for the past one decade along with an experienced medical crew. The doctors and other staffs are highly committed and offer the best and quality health service. It is a renowned hospital for all treatments and surgeries, especially for Epigastric Hernia in Bangalore.

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