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Spigelian Hernia

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Spigelian Hernia

A Spiegel Hernia arises when the abdomen's wall causes the organs or structures within the abdomen to bulge out. The lump can occur in any area; the most common are the groin and navel.

Spiegel's Hernia is rare. However, it can occur at any age. The most common area of ​​its appearance is below the navel.


  • Previous surgeries 

  • Obesity 

  • Suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Abdominal trauma


Symptoms can vary depending on the severity; in mild cases, you may not notice any symptoms. 

The following are the most common symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain 

  • Pain on exertion 

  • Sickness 

  • Vomiting

Risk factors

  • Age, as the muscles get weaker

  • Family background

  • Chronic Cough

  • Chronic Constipation causes more significant effort during bowel movements

  • Pregnancy can weaken the abdominal muscles and create more pressure within your abdomen.

Diagnosis of Spiegel Hernia 

The General Surgeon will perform a physical exam, check your abdomen, and ask questions related to your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history. 

Following are some of the possible tests that the General Surgeon could perform: 

Treatment of Spiegel Hernia 

The effective solution to remove the Spiegel Hernia is through surgery. In surgery, the General Surgeon will push the organs, place them inside the abdomen, and close the opening with sutures. 

The surgical procedure that is usually most used is laparoscopic and the placement of a mesh. 

After the surgery, the patient will stay one day in the hospital; the General Surgeon will be able to control and review his symptoms until he is discharged. 

Follow all the recommendations and measures provided by your General Surgeon

Some things to consider that could help your speedy recovery are: 

  • Take medications to relieve pain and reduce inflammation prescribed by the General Surgeon

  • Do not make efforts like carrying heavy things

  • Attend regular visits with your General Surgeon


¿When do you have to see a doctor?

Make your appointment with the doctor in case of presenting any of the mentioned symptoms or in case of detecting another abnormal sign.

The General Surgeon is in charge of treating this type of disease; they will be in charge of making a diagnosis to identify the cause of the symptoms and identify the severity of the condition.

When consulting your General Surgeon, try to keep a record of your pain with a detailed description of the symptoms, duration, and what you think triggered them. Also, mention any medications you are taking.