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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

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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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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Hiatal hernia is there surgery for it.?

Hiatal hernia is there surgery for it.?

Yes: There are a variety of types and sizes of hiatal hernia. Just because a person has one does not necessarily indicate a need for surgery. Medications and avoidance of eating late at night are some options, a gastroenterologist or your family doctor can help you determine if surgery is your best option, and refer you to a properly trained surgeon if indicated. ...Read more

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What is surgery type for spigelian hernia?

What is surgery type for spigelian hernia?

Three options: At 60 you've probably had this thing pop out intermittently for years. Formerly it was common to make an incision and repair the defect. Today there are other options. 1; A minimally invasive approach using a laparocsope to patch the opening from within. 2. Plugging the opening with a mesh through a small incision. If it was my hernia this is what I would choose. ...Read more

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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