What is a bilateral inguinal hernia? It is when the patient unfortunately has a hernia simultaneously on both groins. Is it frequent and what is the treatment?
It is observed in 30% of patients with hernias. It is more common with people 50-55 years or older. Hernias can occur simultaneously, usually a hernia occurs on one side and later another occurs on the other. Logically, the question of simultaneous surgical treatment of the two hernias is raised. Yes - it is technically possible. I will present the positive and negative side of such an operation if it is conventional or with incisions. Positive:
- one surgery with one anesthetic
- one absence from work
- one-time fear of surgery, inconvenience and anxiety
- relatively cheaper Negative:
- longer time of surgery and therefore a higher risk of complications
- two separate incisions and occurring it is quite possible for any complications to transfer bilaterally
- more difficult and painful recovery
- higher risk of testicular complications and infertility in young men In laparoscopic / bloodless / bilateral hernia surgery these negative aspects are neutralized to a large extent. In one surgery the two hernias are be removed. A negative may be the higher price. It is a good thing if everyone can make a well-informed choice. All this is discussed specifically and individually. The other health issues are discussed and a decision for the type of surgery is taken.
What isbilateralismof ahernia?If Ihave a surgery would Igeta herniaon the other side?
You have a hernia. It is operated and after the surgery in a different period of time another hernia appears on the other side. The probability for this to happen is about 40%. There are two sides and they become ill and are treated subsequently and independently from one another.
The photo shows a left-sided hernia and a scar from a right-sided hernia an earlier period is visible.The period is more than a year because the scar on the right has the color of the surrounding skin and is aligned with it. This is a "ripe" scar.