A 48-year-old member asked:
does it ever happen that a minor inguinal hernia, mainly exhibiting as occasional testicle pain, be healed by non-surgical methods?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 45 years experience
If the hernia: Is definitely present, no. If it is a question of a hernia with muscle strain, resting the area and nsaid's will help. An ultrasound exam will tell you whether or not there is definite hernia. Hernia is a mechanical defect and the solution is surgical repair.
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Last updated Aug 5, 2018
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