Despite the fact that the hernia occurs in the groin region and is very close to the testes, the majority of patients with hernia have no problems with fertility or sexual functions. However, there are some rare cases where a hernia can be associated with infertility or subfertility, causing difficulties in fertility or fathering a child. To deal with it, a good Hernia Treatment is required.
Inguinal hernias extremely seldom result in infertility, in general. Nonetheless, infertility is conceivable in a few uncommon circumstances. A man’s vas deferens, the tube via which sperm passes from the testicles to the urethra, may be harmed if an untreated incarcerated hernia (a hernia that cannot be put back into position by touch) is left untreated for an extended period of time. Moreover, incarcerated hernias may stop the blood flow to one or both testicles, which can affect sperm production.
A very large hernia is a common occurrence. A very large neglected inguinal hernia, particularly on both sides, can cause the scrotum and the groyne area to swell up and this can impair sexual function. In some cases, the hernia can be so large that the penis becomes buried in the hernia sac, impairing sexual performance and impairing fertility.
Patients with congenital hernias are the second group of people who may experience fertility issues as a result of their hernia. When the normal opening that allows the testes to exit the abdomen and enter the scrotum does not close, it results in a congenital hernia, which persists even after the kid is born. Testes that have not descended into the scrotum are known as undescended testes and occur in a small percentage of people.
The testes are not functioning properly and their sperm production is abnormal in these circumstances because they have not been able to exit the body and enter the scrotum. And in this instance, the patient may experience both a hernia and infertility due to malfunctioning testicles. When the patient has this issue on both sides, it is especially true. It is sufficient for adequate fertility even if only one testis is typically seen in the scrotum. However, if neither testis descends, their function may be abnormal, and the patient may experience infertility.
Many patients then inquire, “Does hernia surgery lead to infertility?” In a nutshell, yes, even if this is extremely rare if both vas deferens are impaired. If the patient already has a strangulated or incarcerated hernia that is obstructing the vas deferens or cutting off blood flow to the testicles, the dangers are enhanced. Your chance of becoming infertile as a result of hernia treatment or hernia repair surgery may rise as a result of these extenuating situations.
As a last point, keep in mind that hernia surgery-related infertility is exceedingly uncommon. If you have a hernia, you should always talk to your doctor and take the decision to have surgery very seriously. You must select a general surgeon who specializes in hernia repair and has a strong track record of success due to the dangers associated with Hernia Repair Treatment.
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is a Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon with experience of over 15 years. She is an alumnus of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram. Incidentally, she was the first lady in more than 20 years to take up surgery as a specialization in her institute. Women in surgery constitute less than 5% of the total number of surgeons in India and have to face a lot of prejudices. However, she considers herself to be blessed to have been trained by the best teachers and most supportive colleagues… Read more