Inguinal hernia occurs through a weak area in the abdominal wall near the inguinal area. The peritoneum is pushing its way out through the weak area which allows the small bowel or other abdominal parts to become stuck here. This may cause potentially severe problems that could require emergency surgery.

Inguinal hernia will not get better in time, and it will never go away on its own.

Your preparations for the surgery

Stop taking alternative/herbal medicine 2 weeks before your scheduled surgery

Remove hair from the surgical area 1 week before your scheduled surgery

The umbilicus must be clean

If you are undergoing treatment with anticoagulant medication

At the day of surgery

You must fast and thirst before your surgery

Wash yourself thoroughly

Scan your social security card at the stand when you arrive

Be prepared for waiting time

About the surgery

How is the surgery conducted?

Risks and side effects

Bleeding and infection

Chronic pain and discomfort

Damage to the colon

It is important that you are active

After surgery but still in hospital

You can be discharged the same day

You must take anticoagulant medication

Eat and drink as usual

When you come home

Swelling of the surgical area

Bandages and stitches

Sick leave

If you have questions and/or issues


You may always contact us

If you have practical questions before your surgery, you can contact our secretariat between 9.00 am and 2.00 pm at phone 7842 6285.

If you have questions in relation to your surgery after you are discharged, you can contact Surgical Ward 1 at phone 7842 6277.

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