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what could ease pain from stomach hernia?

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Dr. Rodney Biggs
General Surgery 21 years experience
Need more info: There are many variants of abdominal hernias. These include inguinal, umbilical, epigastric, incisional, etc. Most pain from abdominal hernias can be eased by reducing the hernia. This most often occurs when lying flat, relaxing your muscles and reducing the bulge. These hernias are usually repaired by a surgeon. True "stomach" hernias or hiatal hernias typically do not cause pain.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Hiatal hernia: If you have a large hiatal hernia that is causing pain, this should probably be repaired. You would need to see a thoracic or general surgeon with experience in laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair to find out more.
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Hernia Repair: The best way to treat pain from a hernia is to repair the hernia. If this is not feasible at this time, general measures such as avoiding heavy lifting and wearing a truss/abdominal binder (depending on hernia location) may help. Unfortunately, hernias never heal on their own--surgery remains your best-bet. Good luck!

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