A 39-year-old member asked:
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is having a hernia as a child a sign of a major disease or problems to come?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: A vast majority of hernias in children are isolated findings and are easily fixable. Having a hernia does not set affected child at risk to develop a major disease or problem.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Janet Meller
40 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Unlikely: Hernias may recur. Also, they are more common in some people with some rare connective tissue disorders.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
No: Hernias are quite common in children, especially if one was born premature. They are merely a sign that spome minor developement in testicular descent is not complete. This is easily corrected with surgery.
Answered on Oct 18, 2012

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