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Is hernia operation necessary for a premature newborn?

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Dr. T Chandrakant

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Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 2018 in Child Health
Question: Hello Doctor,
For Hernia, is operation necessary? Baby is 4 months old and our doctors are recommending urgent operation. She is a premature baby (7th month born). I am attaching reports. Kindly advise ASAP.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Please give additional information.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Please give some details:

What is the weight of the baby now.
Any symptoms related to the hernia or abdomen?

Why was surgery been told to you to be urgent? What is the reason given?

Any other problems with the baby? Any other information please.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 41 minutes later
Thanks doctor.
What is the weight of the baby now: Weight = 4.6 kg

Any symptoms related to the hernia or abdomen? : There was swelling in urine portion and gets hard which was painful for baby and crying makes things worse. The urine portion had come out which doctor pushed back.

Why was surgery been told to you to be urgent? What is the reason given?: Doctor has informed that as she is young and is mostly on her back, recovery will be faster.

Any other problems with the baby? : No other problem.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:

As explained below.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Please give me details about > There was swelling in urine portion and gets hard which was painful for baby and crying makes things worse.

The urine portion had come out which doctor pushed back.

You may also post photos of such swelling which causes pain and tenderness?

Symptomatic hernia needs to be operated.

As the patient is a girl there may not be anything important in the hernia sac even on crying.

But if there is pain and tenderness on pressure it may be the reason for hernia operation as soon as possible.

But as a precaution always take an opinion and fitness of the Pediatrician and the Anesthetist before going for surgery.

Surgery in a girl child is straight forward as usually there is no important structure in hernia sac and helping occurs fast in pediatric age group.

Please give me feedback.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr. T Chandrakant, General Surgeon
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