A 29-year-old male asked:
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male wit 29 yr old have incisional hernia 4m 5 yrs.its not painful, except cosmetic ... i wear a abdomnial belt for same. should i go for surgery?

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Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: It sounds like you have an abdominal incisional hernia. If it is for an inguinal hernia that still has hernia you could consider surgery. Besides cosmetic, henia sacs may contain bowel etc. At your age a hernia repair will help improve your quality of life. See your doctor and talk to your parents and friends.
Answered on Feb 27, 2013
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: What you need to do is see a surgeon for a consultation, and explicitly let the surgeon know what your goals of operation are. The surgeon should then let you know how realistic it will be to meet those goals with surgery.
Answered on Mar 4, 2013
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