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Inguinal Hernia

Signs and symptoms:

  • A lump or bulge on one or both sides of the groin that is evident on standing and can sometimes disappears when lying down
  • For men, they can experience a swollen and/or painful scrotum
  • Pain or discomfort during physical exertion, straining or lifting
  • Weakness or pressure in the groin

Incarcerated hernia

The term incarcerated hernia refers to an inguinal hernia in which the small intestine cannot be pushed back into its normal position within the abdomen.

This can subsequently lead to a strangulated hernia, in which the blood supply of the incarcerated hernia is cut off intestine. This condition requires immediate medical attention.

Symptoms of incarcerated hernia:

  • Pain and redness in the area of the hernia
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal distension
  • Fever
  • Accelerated heart rate

Other types of hernias derive their names from the sites through which they protrude. These include

  • Femoral
  • Umbilical
  • Paraumbilical
  • Epigastric
  • Incisional - These hernia protrude through weaknesses of scars from previous surgery


Many inguinal hernias can be treated with laparoscopic/key hole surgery that reduce your recovery time and reduce your chance of infections.

Dr Ravish Jootun is highly trained in keyhole surgery for hernia repair. He can also perform robotic surgery for your hernia repair..

The advantages to his patients include:

  • Smaller cuts than a typical open surgical procedure
  • Less time in the hospital
  • Less pain after the surgery
  • Faster recovery and earlier return to normal activities
  • Reduced risk of infection

Talk to Mr Jootun

Inguinal hernias can result in serious complications, cause pain, limit your activities and impact on your quality of life. Talk to Mr Jootun who will be happy to provide you with more information and answer all your questions about the treatment options.