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Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part C (2019)

Determining the clinic-demographic profile and associated risk factors of inguinal hernia: A prospective observational study

Author(s): Dr. Robindera Kour, Dr. Gurpreet Kour, Dr. Iqbal Singh, Dr. Bimla Bhagat and Dr. KK Gupta
Abstract: Objective: To determine the clinic-demographic profile and associated risk factors of inguinal hernia.
Methodology: This observational study was conducted among 65 patients who attended Surgery OPD of Government Hospital Sarwal, Jammu for inguinal hernia repair or recurrence. All the study subjects who had come to the hospital with complaints of groin swelling with or without pain were examined.
Results: Among the 65 patients included in the study, most of them were men (72.3%) with a mean age of 44.11 years. (49.2%) and had predominantly right-sided hernia. Most of the patients presented late to the hospital due to the lack of awareness of the disease. Strenuous activity such as lifting weights followed by constipation, smoking and family history was the common risk factors.
Conclusion: Late presentation of disease is the hallmark of this disease in rural areas due to the lack of awareness. Increasing awareness of the disease among general population will lead to inguinal hernias being detected at earlier stage and will decrease the morbidity due to this disease.
Pages: 152-154  |  809 Views  150 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Robindera Kour, Dr. Gurpreet Kour, Dr. Iqbal Singh, Dr. Bimla Bhagat, Dr. KK Gupta. Determining the clinic-demographic profile and associated risk factors of inguinal hernia: A prospective observational study. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(2):152-154. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i2c.377
International Journal of Surgery Science