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Inguinal hernia usually produces severe pain and tenderness against PPK

古林 茂樹
Written by 古林 茂樹

Hi everyone, how’s going?   Today’s topic is “inguinal hernia” that I underwent an operation of right side just two months ago and left side seven years ago.

And I hope that one of information of this blog would help you who want PPK for your life.

What’s PPK?

My life’s motto; PPK is an abbreviation of “Pin・Pin・Korori”, which means “To achieve healthy longevity”.  For that purpose, it is a campaign to educate the elderly about health promotion and physical fitness. 

Because we live in good health and die in a healthy way.

Developed countries are now facing the world of baby boomers in World War II, and the number of elderly people is dramatically increasing.

Especially in Japan, the declining birthrate and aging population are remarkable. Medical expenses are already high and will be on the increase.

Facing an age of period of aboves, I do not want to become an elderly person who needs care such as a wheelchair life that can not walk.

The most common types of hernia are inguinal (inner groin), incisional (resulting from an incision), femoral (outer groin), umbilical (belly button), and hiatal (upper stomach).

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I’d like to talk about inguinal hernia through my experience today.

What’s inguinal hernia?

A hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue squeezes through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissue called fascia.

In an inguinal hernia, the intestine or the bladder protrudes through the abdominal wall or into the inguinal canal in the groin. About 96% of all groin hernias are inguinal, and most occur in men because of a natural weakness in this area.

What symptom shows you?

Symptom is including pain or discomfort, especially with coughing, exercise or going to the bathroom. Often, it gets worse throughout the day and improves when lying down.

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A bulging area may appear that becomes larger when bearing down. Groin hernias occur more often on the right than left side.

What causes inguinal hernia, then?

The cause of inguinal hernia can be congenital, which is inborn at the birth, or acquired, due to work, lifestyle, aging, illness, or pregnancy.

It is the cause of the inguinal hernia, the mechanism of the inferior hernia is that the peritoneum and internal organs surrounding the organs inside the stomach protrude from the weak part of the muscle of the abdomen.

The causes of the hernia (deintestinal) are congenital, which is the natural densis, and the afterlife due to work, lifestyle, aging, illness, and pregnancy.

It is a mechanism of the hernia that the peritoneal membrane and internal organs which wrap the organ in the stomach jump out from the weak point of the muscle of the sokei part though it is a cause of the hernia.

Ultimately, all hernias are caused by a combination of pressure and an opening or weakness of muscle or fascia; the pressure pushes an organ or tissue through the opening or weak spot. Sometimes the muscle weakness is present at birth; more often, it occurs later in life.

Anything that causes an increase in pressure in the abdomen can cause a hernia, including:

Lifting heavy objects without stabilizing the abdominal muscles
Diarrhea or constipation
Persistent coughing or sneezing

In addition, obesity, poor nutrition, and smoking, can all weaken muscles and make hernias more likely.

What happens if we don’t treat the rupture?

The main concern is strangulation, where the blood supply to part of the bowel is blocked.

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This usually produces severe pain and tenderness in the area. Hiatus, or hiatal, hernias often result in heartburn but may also cause chest pain or pain with eating.

My case who operated two times, left groin and right groin

When I started to feel a swell around right side of my groin around last year, I roughly noticed this might be presumably a rupture as I experienced it about seven years ago.

Now that I awfully dislike a shot and an operation, I tried to ignore it for nealy one year. But it grew too big and finally I had no choice but a surgery.

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Currently, it seems that laparoscopic surgery is performed without a scalpel, but at the second time, I went to Shinjuku Surgery without any hesitation.

Because my last operation was painless (the procedure is carried out under local anesthetic), it ended in a very comfortable atmosphere, and I was able to go home on the spot, and I had a good impression.

Here’s a photo of the condition after surgery,

Shinjuku Surgerical Clinic

I’d like to recommend you Shinjuku Surgerical Clinic when you need for inguinal hernia as you will be satisfied with the treatment under pleasant atmosphere and relaxed feeling even under operation.

Access: from the South Exit of Shinjuku station, walk along with Koushu Kaido straight about 10 mminutes and 5th floor of Sayama building on your right side shown below,
Address: 3-1-4 Dai2 Sayama bldg 5F, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

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For further information, clic the clinick’s webpage (Japanese only though) Thanks

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古林 茂樹

古林 茂樹

1946年(昭和21年9月16日)、長野県生まれ、紆余曲折の末、古希を迎えた70歳からbloggerとなり、現在ちょうど4年目(Sept.30,2020)だが、いまだ試行錯誤の毎日、だが、ヤリガイがあり、縄跳び、swimming, & ワインと共に楽しく、happyな毎日です。
I'v lived a life full of ups and downs, and turns and twists, however, I'm happy.