Correlation between the presence of inguinal hemias and lower urinary tract symptoms related to BPH
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 5740-5744
AbstractBackground:In inguinal hernia (IH) the most terrible event is that intestines are trapped and pinched in the groin or scrotum and cannot be moved back into the abdomen, leading to an incarcerated or even strangulated inguinal hernia. The present study was conducted to assess correlation between the presence of inguinal hemias and lower urinary tract symptoms related to BPH.
Materials & Methods: 80 subjects were divided into 2 groups of 40 each. Group I had inguinal hernia and group II had no inguinal hernia. LUTS were quantified using the 7 question IPSS, Uroflowmetry - peak urinary flow rate (Qmax), post-void residual (PVR) and measurement of prostate volume (PV) by transrectal ultrasound was performed.
Results: IPSS score was 21.4 in group I and 17.2 in group II, Qmax was 12.5 ml/sec in group I and 13.6 ml/sec in group II. PVR was 55.6 ml in group I and 38.2 ml in group II and PV was 49.2 ml in group I and 52.4 ml in group II. Symptoms severity score was mild seen in 12 in group I and 14 in group II, moderate 15 in group I and 18 in group II and severe in 23 in group I and 18 in group II. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Higher IPSS was observed in patients with inguinal hemias in contrast to patients without inguinal hemias
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