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can hernias heal themselves

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Rarely : The only her is that can heal itself is a belly button hernia in an infant. They usually heal by age 5. All other hernias will not heal themselves, an ... Read More

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
No: There are many types of hernias that occur in many places. Some need no treatment, some need surgical repair, and some need to be watched. See your ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It depends.: Not all hernia surgeries are alike: where was the hernia? Was mesh used for the repair? Was the operation performed via minimally invasive surgery? ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
NOT without surgery: There is no nonsurgical treatment for a hernia - regardless of type or location.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: On the cause of the fistula and the location. Infections, foreign bodies, tumor, obstruction are afew of the causes and if treated properly the fistul ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zhiqiang Huang
12 years experience Dentistry
No: Even though teeth are considered part of our organ system, they contain more inorganic materials than any other part of our body. Small portion of t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
No: What specifically do you want to know?
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milan Sen
Dr. Milan Sen answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
NO: While the body has the potential to heal all fractures - barring any metabolic problem or infection - there are many factors to consider. Some fractur ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
18 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Yes they may. Typically it takes about 6 months doe them to heal. They never go back to normal but the pain may resolve.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacob Mirman
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Asthma can be healed, if the cause of inflammation is reversed: http://bookonhealing.Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases.Html. Emphysema can't be cure ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Mohr
22 years experience Podiatry
Yes: You need to eliminate the cause of the ulcer, which is usually a result of pressure and/or lack of blood flow, edema.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Simple healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If it is just a simple inflammation or irritation from biting something hard and the tooth and patient are otherwise healthy i would say yes most of t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Umbilical hernias can occur in both children and adults.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
If you have: Symptoms, yes. If not, watchful waiting is safe as long as you don't have any symptoms. Show it to your surgeon for an opinion.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: A full-thickness tear will not heal without surgical repair. However a small tear less than 50% through the tendon can heal. Healing is less reliabl ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
Eat healthy: Hopefully, the self injury wounds are not an ongoing event. The affected person will seek professional mental health treatment asap. Making sure the p ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
NEVER (RARE): While it is not impossible, it would be rare at best and most likely never. Dental abscesses need to be professionally treated.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A partially collapsed lung is due to an air leak from the inside of the lung through the covering of the lung, out into the space between the lung and ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: If the intestine gets stuck inside the hernia the intestine can perforate which can be life threatening.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Bone repair: Bone has a much better blood supply.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Dunn
59 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
NO BLOOD SUPPLY: You can live with the symptoms if you are low acdtivity person; otherwise you need surgery.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Fractures, especially those involving the joint itself or those damaging the circulation to the joint can lead to significant arthritis later on.

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