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does a hernia go away?

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Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Once you fix it.
Answered on Nov 27, 2016
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Hernia: Hernia is a defect/hole in the fascia. They can stay the same or get worse, which is why doctors recommend surgical repair. If they worsen, they can cause serious health problems. Take a friend with you to see your doc and get the hernia evaluated. An elective surgical repair is a good way to handle this problem. Be well.
Answered on May 3, 2017
Dr. Scott Welle
15 years experience Bariatrics
No: A hernia is a hole. It doesn't go away in adults unless it gets fixed. You may notice that the buldge goes down or away meaning that whatever was stuck in the hernia is no longer stuck, but the hole is still there. Belly button hernias in infants can go away on their own, sometimes belly button hernias with pregnancy go away after childbirth.
Answered on Jan 23, 2017

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