Inguinal hernia is a common type of hernia occurs in the groin area. Most people with inguinal hernia may actually have no symptoms, making the process of diagnosis of the disease even more difficult. The only reliable way of diagnosing inguinal hernia involve MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) analysis by X-ray, computed tomography and laparoscopy. Because inguinal hernia progresses usually latent, most people are diagnosed with the disease long after complications develop, requiring immediate surgery. However, if the disease is discovered in time, patients have the opportunity to choose if they have their hernia surgically repaired or not.
Besides being difficult to diagnose, inguinal hernia also raises many post-operative issues. Given the fact that inguinal hernia has a pronounced postoperative recurrent character, many doctors recommend patients to delay surgery until it is absolutely necessary.
The exact reasons why inguinal hernia tends to recur in patients who have undergone surgery are unknown. However, the rate of post-operative recurrence of inguinal hernias in patients is very high. Medical scientists performed several experiments to determine if surgery is indicated or not for patients with uncomplicated inguinal hernia. A recent study shows that patients who decide to postpone the surgery usually have the same symptoms as patients who undergo surgery.
Another recent experience suggests that there is a greater chance of patients who underwent surgery to feel more intense symptoms than patients who choose not to have their inguinal hernia surgically repaired. Therefore, doctors recommend surgery only for patients suffering from complicated inguinal hernia, suggesting that surgery is not the best option for treating the disorder. In fact, most health professionals consider surgery is a last appeal procedure in the treatment of inguinal hernia.People with mild forms without inguinal hernia complications are recommended to avoid strenuous exercise and reduce the amount of stress in order to prevent the disease from worsening. In addition, patients diagnosed with inguinal hernia should make regular visits to their doctors for a physical examination. If patients with mild inguinal hernia take special measures to prevent the development of complications may delay the surgery for many years.