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A 48-year-old male asked:

Is surgery necessary to correct a weak spot in my abdomen?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Depends: On size, symptoms, and location. Often observed. Some hernias, e.g. Belly button may be followed without surgery, if no symptoms. Groin (inguinal or femoral) and abdominal wall (spigelian) generally get surgically repaired. Incisional hernias may as well (or not). Hernias don't go away on their own, may get bigger, may cause fullness or lump, or obstruction or kink of bowel-surgical emergency).

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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