Hernia After Pregnancy

Submitted by Jenifer on January 19, 2012

Occasionally, after the pregnancy, the mother can develop a hernia. A hernia is basically a distended muscle that occurs after the stress of a muscle. Usually in a normal or Caesarean birth, doctors and nurses know how to deal with these stretched muscles. Sometimes these muscles do not snap back to their original shape. In such cases, when such hernias and the resultant pain and irritation become chronic, surgery is the only treatment.

In a hernia after pregnancy, the symptoms are the same as any other hernia. Musculature protrudes from an opening in the...

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.musclel Even in pregnant women, there can be different types of abdominal hernia as a result of the pregnancyc


One is the femoral hernia which appears in the lower body and is common in womene Another one is incisional hernia which is also called a ventral herniai This hernia occurs on old scars or an old incisiono This can occur during a pregnancy or even if the woman gains a lot of weight, which in turn, also stretches the scar tissueu A third type of hernia is an umbilical herniai This hernia occurs close to the navel, when the woman’s navel does not close up naturally after giving birtht An umbilical hernia also usually occurs after a pregnancy and can clear up without any treatmentn There is a fourth type of hernia that occurs after a pregnancy, it is called hiatal herniai The hiatal hernia occurs internally and is not visible to the naked eyey It occurs when the abdominal muscle pushes against the diaphragmg

The hernias can occur for any number of reasons including multiple births, a complicated birth or even prolonged labor or weakened muscles as a result of the pregnancyc Other than protrusions, pain and nausea are also symptoms of herniai The treatment for hernia after pregnancy usually involves surgery for most casese Umbilical hernias are usually attended to at the time of the birtht Occasionally persistent pressure works on the hernia, but usually surgery is the only answere Sometimes, patients are even placed in a physical position that uses gravity as an aid to repair the herniai This position is called the Trendelenburg positiono Hernias can also be recurrent, so you need to make sure you recover properly from your pregnancy and from any possible complications of hernia surgeryr It is important to maintain your health as the hernia can recur if you remain unfiti

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