A STRANGULATED HERNIA
“`CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND MANAGEMENT“`
WHAT IS STRANGULATED HERNIA?
A strangulated hernia is a life-threatening medical condition. Fatty tissue or a section of the small intestines pushes through a weakened area of the abdominal muscle. The surrounding muscle then clamps down around the tissue, cutting off the blood supply to the small intestine. This strangulation of the small intestine can lead to intestinal perforation, shock, or gangrene (death) of the protruding tissue, which can lead to death.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A STRANGULATED HERNIA?
Unlike other types of hernias, a strangulated hernia causes a number of severe symptoms. Many people have visible bulges in their abdomen or groin, which is a clear indication that a hernia is present. Other symptoms may include:
• Acute pain that comes on suddenly and may get more severe
• Bloody stools
• Darkening or reddening of the skin over the hernia
• Inability to pass gas
• Inflammation or tenderness around the hernia
• Increased heart rate
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF STRANGULATED HERNIA?
Strangulated hernias may be present at birth, but they can occur at any stage in life. They can occur if muscle tissue in the abdomen weakens, leading to potential areas where folds of tissue can slip through the muscle tissue.
As with other types of hernias, risk factors for strangulated hernia include:
• Strenuous activity
• History of abdominal surgery, including cesarean delivery, which can weaken the abdominal wall
• Straining during bowel movements
• Chronic coughing
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF A STRANGULATED HERNIA?
Strangulated hernia cause a noticeable bulge in the abdomen or pelvis. They can also cause excruciating abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting and rapid heartbeat. Gastrointestinal complications of strangulated hernia include Bloody stool and the inability to have a bowel movement or pass gas.
WHAT ARE THE FINDINGS OF A STRANGULATED HERNIA?
Hernia that are acutely incarcerated will appear erythematous, indurated, swollen and painful to palpation. When there is a bowel within the hernia defect, you may feel peristalsis of fluid in the hernia sac. If bowel strangulation is present the patient may have focal or generalized peritonitis on examination.
WHEN DO I SEE A DOCTOR OVER MY STRANGULATED HERNIA?
A strangulated hernia is a medical emergency. It will be examined by our medical professional doctor at _Adebayo living tower hospital_ immediately so that life-saving surgery can be promptly administered. Our diagnoses will occur in emergency rooms in hospital because of the potentially fatal nature of the condition. Our medical professional Doctors at Adebayo living tower hospital will perform an ultrasound and X-rays to determine the hernia’s size and if a bowel obstruction is present.
It’s important to see or visit our medical professional at Adebayo living tower hospital if you suspect you have a hernia of any sort. Don’t wait until you experience pain to seek our medical attention.
HOW ARE STRANGULATED HERNIAS TREATED AT ADEBAYO LIVING TOWER HOSPITAL?
Surgery is the only treatment for strangulated hernias. The operation must take place as soon as possible to prevent lasting damage to the affected tissue.
Surgery is a two-step process. The our medical professional surgeon at Adebayo living tower hospital will begin by reducing the strangulated hernia. This is done by gently applying pressure to the hernia to help release the trapped tissue back into the abdominal cavity.
Then our medical professional doctor will remove damaged tissue if needed. There will be needs to repair the hernia with tissue or synthetic mesh to prevent recurrence or other complications.
WHAT COMPLICATIONS MAY OCCUR WITHOUT TREATMENT?
If left untreated, the strangulated fold of tissue or small intestine will be cut off from its blood supply. It can become gangrenous within hours. As the tissue dies off, it releases dangerous toxins into the bloodstream. That can lead to sepsis and eventual death.
öOUR MEDICAL OUTLOOK OF A STRANGULATED HERNIA AT ADEBAYO LIVING TOWER HOSPITAL
With proper treatment, Our outlook is good for people who have had a strangulated hernia. The most important thing is to receive treatment as soon as possible at Adebayo living tower hospital.
You may also be able to prevent a strangulated hernia by being proactive. Seek treatment with us at Adebayo Living Tower Hospital if you suspect you have a hernia. That may reduce your risk for the hernia becoming strangulated. If you suspect that your hernia has become strangulated, Visit our Medical professional at Adebayo Living Tower Hospital immediately.
If you have had a strangulated hernia treated in an emergency room, follow up with our medical professional specialist at Adebayo Living Tower Hospital to see if further treatment is needed to prevent recurrence.
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