Suggest treatment for inguinal hernia - Online Doctor Chats
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I am 29 yr old, male
last week I was diagnosed with inguinal hernia
but that doctor said that operation is not required as of now
I just wanted to a second opinion
May I know what type of inguinal hernia you have diagnosed with?
I hv a small bulge around my right side in groin area
its visible when I am standing
while lieng on bed..its not visible
I don't hv any pain
May I know the size of the bulge?
I don't know the exact size
but its small
Basically depending on the type of hernia the treatment is preferred.
and depending on the size i would feel that any hernia the best treatment would be surgery.
but how long surgery should be avoided?
Its a day care surgery and you would be discharged the same day.
and start working from the next day.
only instruction would be to avoid weight lifting for a month and straining yourself.
but my doctor advised me not to go for surgery as of now and just wait
That would differ from doctor to doctor
But the medical literature says the best treatment is surgery.
As further it might go for complication like obstruction and strangulation.
in which happens then the contents might have to be excised.
so please see another surgeon.
so no matter how much small it is now.. I should go for surgery?
Yes, thats what the medical literature says.
and you can take a second opinion from another surgeon who will examine you.
Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
but with the hernia, can I wait for 2-3 months as I might need to go outside XXXXXXX for work.. is there any risk?
you can wait
and only thing would be to avoid weight lifting, straining
and before it was detected I used to run daily for 5 or 6 kms .. can I continue doing that now?
Yes you can follow the same routine.
Do you have any more queries for me?
and as I am married..i can continue with my normal sex life with the hernia?
Yes, that shouldn't be a problem.
Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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