After analyzing your symptoms, clinical history, and performing a physical examination, your doctor, if deemed necessary, will request a series of imaging studies such as abdominal ultrasound, computed tomography, or MRI to corroborate the diagnosis and define the steps to follow.
If your hernia is small and does not cause discomfort, your doctor will likely recommend only checking and monitoring it constantly. But if it’s enlarged and painful, you’ll likely have open or laparoscopic surgery to repair the hernia.
Here are a series of recommendations to prevent the appearance of an inguinal hernia:
- Stay at your optimal weight.
- Eat foods rich in fiber.
- Avoid excessive efforts and lifting heavy objects.
- Quit smoking.
In ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.