A 39-year-old member asked:
is having a hernia as a child a sign of a major disease or problems to come?
3 doctor answers
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 answered
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
Dr. Troy Reyna answered
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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