Hernia In Children
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Hernia is an excrescence of a part of an organ or tissue or structure, through the membrane or through a weak part of a muscular tissue. Hernia can be divided into three parts. Hernial sac, orifice and the content of hernail sac . This disease can attack anybody from any age group and that is why children can also become the victim of this disease.

“Umbilical hernias” is the common types of hernias that attack a child. A weak sidewall of a pneumatic tire or a weak abdominal wall can be the reason behind the occurrence of this disease. It has been observed that one out of fifty boys becomes prey of this disease. Girls are not generally susceptible to this disease.

Causes of Hernia In Children

Weakness in the tissue or muscles is one of the prime causes of this disease. This weakness allows internal organs and more particularly intestines to bulge out. Hernias are generally developed in the area of abdomen and in that case abdominal organs i.e. adipose tissues begin to bulge outward.

Congenital faults can lead to this disease. If the inguinal canal is not closed properly after the birth of an infant, this disease can make that baby an easy prey of this disease. Heredity is another factor that can cause this disease. “Umbilical hernias” passes from one generation to another generation.

Hernia Symptoms In Children

The symptoms of Hernia in children are diverse. Generally, a visible protuberance or inflammation is one of the prominent signs of hernia. In the case of adults, inflammation emerges sporadically but in the case of children symptom is less remitting. Children who are suffering from “umbilical hernias” often encounter the inflammation symptom.

Though hernia is not painful but if the content of hernail sac finds no way to bulge out, it may cause extreme pain. The occurrence of pain is sporadic but if the content of hernail sac find no way and remain stuck there permanently, the pain is increased and it may become constant. Sometimes, it may harm testis or intestines. If this thing happens, children may start vomiting and a feeling of uneasiness can emerge. This is one of the conspicuous symptoms of this disease.

Coughing, sneezing, crying can exacerbate the symptoms of hernia. Malfunction of some organs due to constant pressure of the content of hernail sac, is another major complication which can be associated with this ailment.

Treatment for Hernia In Children

If a child is suffering from this disease, generally practitioners suggest a child to cough, cry so that the protuberance becomes more obvious. This generally helps a practitioner to locate hernia. “Umbilical hernias” which is a common form of Hernia in children, usually doesn’t require any medical treatment. With the development of abdomen and muscles, a child recuperates from this disease.

Organ dysfunction syndrome and gangrene are some of the complications that may occur if a hernia is not treated accordingly. Any types of hernia can be repaired through surgical operation and it does not take too long time to recover after a surgical operation. If it is not a complicated issue, hernia can be treated by rectifying weakness in muscle tissue.

Now with the development in surgical science, a synthetic substance is applied on weakened tissue to stop the problem of over stretching. This treatment helps the patient to recover within a short span of time. Apart from that, this treatment ensures that one has the lowest chance of the reoccurrence of hernia. Some surgical complications may bother a patient but these complications can be redressed very easily. Some external devices have been contrived that help a patient to recover from hernia.


Strenuous labor should be avoided if a child is suffering from this disease. Children are generally attacked by Umbilical hernias. Therefore, if the symptoms of inflammations, sporadic pain and vomiting begin to appear, parents must have to consult with a practitioner. Though Hernia in children gradually diminish with the development of muscles and abdomen, it is advisable to consult a doctor for ascertaining the fact that it will not hamper a child’s physical condition.

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#1 - zaira - 03/06/2012 - 00:31
good i really
want that information bcoz my baby his age is 8 month suffer in this disease
#2 - imran - 06/08/2012 - 19:40
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