How Do You Treat an Inguinal Hernia? Dr. Norman Swan

by | Gastrointestinal Health, Tests and Investigations

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Inguinal hernia is treated through surgery by tightening up the muscles and the organs that are protruding, sometimes mesh is used to reinforce the barrier.

An inguinal hernia is treated surgically. The surgeon pulls the bowel back from the hernia, diagnoses whether or not the hernia is in the muscle or through the canal, and essentially repairs the defect and tightens it all up so it doesn’t recur.

Sometimes mesh is put in there to hold it all together if the tissue is really weak.

Dr Norman Swan, Physician and Journalist

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