A 52-year-old member asked:
can hernias heal themselves?
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Earle answered
30 years experience General Surgery
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.
Answered on Jun 18, 2019
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