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Can hernias heal themselves?

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Dr. David Earle
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?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
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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