A hernia is more common in infants than one would imagine. All babies are born with an inguinal canal’s opening which closes naturally on its own. When this doesn’t happen it lead to the formation of a hernia in the fetus. In a hernia, the tunnel between the belly and inguinal canal remains open in the fetus. And organs like the intestine passes through this area leading to hernia formation in infants.
Hernia in always congenital in infants and will heal on its own most of the times.
The most prominent causes of hernia a hydrocele are unknown. It seems it is always congenital. Some of the most prominent causes are:
We believe some of these signs are more noticeable amongst infants and kids who suffer from Hernia. They may appear as normal symptoms but it becomes necessary to consult our specialist doctor if these conditions persist:
It will only develop into a hernia if the opening is very wide. This can allow the intestine to pass through this opening into the scrotum leading to the development of a hernia. It is diagnosed as hydrocele as if the opening is small and only a small amount of fluid passes.
Hernia becomes present only when the bowel moves from the abdominal wall into the scrotum whereas Hydrocele happens due to fluid retention in the scrotum region. A hydrocele is visible as a swelling in the scrotum. The hydrocele is correctable through surgery only but stitches applied are dissolvable. These fall on their own without any outside intervention. .