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Prevent the serious complications that a hernia can cause and allow your child to return to normal activities
If your child has an inguinal hernia, hernia repair surgery can fix it.
The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and usually takes about an hour.
Your surgeon will make a cut on the groin and find the ‘hernial sac.’
In boys, the sac is stuck on to the blood vessels that supply the testicle. It is also stuck on to the vas, the tube that will carry sperm away from the testicle.
In girls, the hernia can contain an ovary or part of the fallopian tube. Your surgeon will put back the contents of the sac into the abdominal cavity and peel the sac away before tying it off.
Surgery should prevent your child from having any of the serious complications that a hernia can cause and allow them to return to normal activities.
Unfortunately, a hernia will not get better without surgery.
Like all surgical procedures, there are some levels of risks to consider. Some of these can be serious and can even cause death. However, you can speak to your doctor about the following general and specific complications that may worry you.
General complications of any operation
Specific complications of this operation
Your doctor will tell you when your child can return to school.
This is usually after 5 to 7 days. Most children make a full recovery and can return to normal activities.
An inguinal hernia is a common condition. If left untreated, an inguinal hernia can cause serious complications.
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