A 45-year-old member asked:
Can hernias heal themselves?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 31 years experience
Rarely : The only her is that can heal itself is a belly button hernia in an infant. They usually heal by age 5. All other hernias will not heal themselves, and require a surgical procedure for repair. Reasons for repair are to resolve a problem, or prevent one. Talk to your doctor about it to figure out whether or not surgical repair is right for you.
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Does hernia heal itself?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
No: There are many types of hernias that occur in many places. Some need no treatment, some need surgical repair, and some need to be watched. See your doctor for a specific treatment plan for you.
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Last updated Jun 18, 2019
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