Hernia surgery complications can arise during or after a hernia repair surgery, which in turn is a complicated kind of surgical procedure that aims to cure weakness in the abdominal muscles. When the abdominal structure becomes weak it causes the abdominal cavity structure to be displaced which then pushes against the weak parts. This can lead to pain and infection as well as obstructions for which a hernia surgery is the perfect solution.
There are different kinds of hernia surgeries that can be performed including the inguinal as well as umbilical hernia kind. The former is a hernia problem affecting the groin while the latter kind affects the bellybutton. Depending on how severe is the hernia problem the surgery may be performed in different ways including as open or even laparoscopic surgeries. The former option is more invasive and requires making a large incision and the recovery time is lengthier as well.
The main hernia surgery complications include problems with urinating, bleeding as well as infection. It also includes recurring hernia condition. These complications will develop in both open as well as laparoscopic procedures. In addition, for men, there is another complication that can affect them and that is that it leads to discoloration of their scrotum as well as shrinking of their testicles.
Bleeding is a complication that develops after completion of the hernia surgery, but it will not occur under normal circumstances and so is unusual. The more common complication is that of a hole being made in the thoracic cavity lining during dissection of the esophagus and reduction of the hernia.
The stomach or esophagus can also be perforated because of use of surgical instruments. In addition, there is risk that spleen might bleed during the surgery because of its special location.
Following hernia surgery there are a different set of complications to worry about, but these are again quite unusual and only five percent (approximately) patients will suffer from major complications.