A 36-year-old member asked:
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does every child with a hernia need surgery?

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Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
No : Depending on the size of the hernia and the age of the child, surgery could not be needed. However, it should be followed by the child's pediatrician and if it fails to heal on its own, then surgery would be needed.
Answered on Feb 12, 2014

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