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Do all hernias require surgery?

Do all hernias require surgery?

NO: Some may be able to be monitored and followed. Depending on the severity of any symptoms, the size, and location, and what type of hernia it is, will ultimately determine the best treatment, which as stated may or may not require surgery. See my tips on hernia care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

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Does all hernias required surgery to fix?

Does all hernias required surgery to fix?

No: Hernias come in all shapes and sizes. Smail hernias that are reducible and not worsening may not require surgery and only need to be monitored. ...Read more

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When should I have surgery done or a hernia?

When should I have surgery done or a hernia?

Large, Painful: If a hernia is very small and not causing any symtoms, it can be safely watched (depending upon the location and type of hernia). Also, the decision to operate is always balanced by the age and health of the patient. Please see a hernia surgeon to help you decide what option is best for you. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to fix a hernia without surgery?

Can there be a way to fix a hernia without surgery?

Short answer is No: Hernia is a defect, or a hole, through which viscera, or internal organs, protrude. You cannot repair a hole without surgery. Only possible exception is umbilical hernia in a baby, which goes away in majority of cases by age 5, but you are older than that. ...Read more

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Can you get over a hernia without surgery?

Can you get over a hernia  without surgery?

No: A hernia will not resolve on its own without surgery. However, a hernia may be stable and change little, or have no discomfort, and can be observed carefully after having a doctor's examination to be sure that observation may be an option for your specific situation. ...Read more

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Does incisional hernia always require surgery?

No: But most do or they enlarge and cause other trouble. Risk - benefit is the calculation. Includes what surgery was original. Where is the incision? How large is the current defect? Contain bowel?Etc. ...Read more

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How probable can a hernia come back after surgery?

How probable can a hernia come back after surgery?

Depends: Depends on patient factors such as connective tissue disorders, steroid use and obesity among other things. Also depends on the amount of strenuous activity and the location and size of the hernia. The technique of repair is also critical, along with the experience if the surgeon. In general, you should be able to expect a 90% or greater chance of success. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could doctors perform surgery on multiple disc hernias?

Could doctors perform surgery on multiple disc hernias?

Yes possible: Spine surgeons will perform multiple discs usually if they are in sequence, and stabilize the spine with hardware. Take the opinion from your surgeon. ...Read more

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I am having surgery on my hiatial hernia. Is this risky?

I am having surgery on my hiatial hernia. Is this risky?

Fundoplication : Hiatal hernia surgery is relatively common and also very safe; however, no operation is risk-free. Therefore, the decision to have surgery requires balancing the benefits w/the risks--this is a conversation that you need to have w/a surgeon. Risks include injury to the spleen, stomach, esophagus & a collapsed lung. This would be considered an advanced operation; experience is a must. ...Read more

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Any issue with delaying surgery for hernia that is mild?

Any issue with delaying surgery for hernia that is mild?

Close observation: Yes small groin hernias , it is possible to observe closely if it get incarcerated ( can not be pushed in , wii have pain ) emergency surgery could be done , as long as not away from medical help . In general should be fixed ( surgery ) is simple low risk out patient procedure. ...Read more

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How long does a double hernia laperscopic surgery usually take?

How long does a double hernia laperscopic surgery usually take?

Variable: Primary bilateral laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair requires about 15 to 30 min to complete per side depending on surgeon experience, the exact type of hernia (direct vs. Indirect), patient body habitus and other factors. If one or more of the hernias is recurrent, that can up to double the time. ...Read more

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I have a minor hernia. What are the risks of not having surgery?

I have a minor hernia. What are the risks of not having surgery?

Probably minimal: Can get bigger over time (or not); can cause symptoms (fullness, pain)- or not; can have intestine get stuck and can't "reduce" the lump-surgical urgency; can have intestine get stuck and compromise blood flow-surgical emergency. Talk to your doc. May be able to leave it for some time, especially if no symptoms. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the surgery complications about hernia?

Depends on: Location and size of hernia. In general, risks of surgery are infection, hemorrhage, and damage to adjacent organs. Your surgeon will weigh the risk of surgery versus risk of no surgery and make a recommendation. If it is an inguinal hernia repair, it is a common operation with very low risk of complications, in general. ...Read more

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Can really good doctors perform surgery on multiple disc hernias?

Can really good doctors perform surgery on multiple disc hernias?

Yes: If they are in right places you can even do it through one inscion you can get to L3 to s1through one inscion fairly regularly multiple level spine surgical outcomes aren't as good as one level disease this should not be back ache disk bulges treatment option. ...Read more

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Do I need surgery for a small hernia that has no symptoms or pain?

Do I need surgery for a small hernia that has no symptoms or pain?

Depends: What type of hernia is it or where is it located? Small hernias, without symptoms, that do not contain loops of intestine can be watched. But it would be best to see a surgeon to discuss what your risks are with and without surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hernia's after disc surgery on your lower back?

Maybe: If there was an incision on the front of your abdominal wall, you can get a hernia at that incision site. It occurs 15-20% of the time. You may need to see a general surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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What exercises should I do to strengthen my core after hernia femoral surgery?

What exercises should I do to strengthen my core after hernia  femoral  surgery?

Any and all: Once you've been released to activity by your surgeon, probably one to three weeks, based on technique , you'll have no restrictions. You'll be able to do any sport or activity, tempering your enthusiasm by your level of residual soreness. The purpose of hernia repair is to return you to full and unrestricted activity. Good luck. ...Read more

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What method is used by doctors to know whether my hernia size is normal or it needs a surgery?

What method is used by doctors to know whether my hernia size is normal or it needs a surgery?

Assuming that: you are talking about inguinal hernia, you should have surgery if you have any symptoms such as pain, nausea, vomiting, or distension. Consult with surgeon for specific advice in your case. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with GRED and hital hernia, after surgery will I be able to lift weights again?

I have been diagnosed with GRED and hital hernia, after surgery will I be able to lift weights again?

Hiatal hernia GERD: First line therapy for hiatal hernia and gerd, (acid/bile reflux) is medications to lower the acid. If you fail medical therapy, then surgery may help you. Damaged/scarred lower esophagus and cancer can occur with NO therapy. Okay to ask your regular doc about medical therapy. A scope/EGD will be helpful to diagnose and help plan future therapies. Be cautious about surgery before medication. ...Read more