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Can A Hernia Heal Itself
Repair hernia: Hernias of the abdominal wall can remain stable or progress. They are unable to heal spontaneously, or by itself. These hernias can develop complications like incarceration or strangulation, (organs trapped by the hernia defect). Okay to get in to your doc for an eval and surgical referral. A hernia repair is safe and effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
It depends.: Not all hernia surgeries are alike: where was the hernia? Was mesh used for the repair? Was the operation performed via minimally invasive surgery? What is the health of the patient? What are you defining as 'healing': return to work? Pain-free? Sports? Because of all these factors, the answer could be "weeks-to-months". This question is best answered by the hernia surgeon who did the case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does one heal faster from a hernia op. I was given a net and i had three different hernia repairs and im a ex body builder. Pls can you help me.
Complex: It depends in the location of the hernia repairs, and techniques for repair. Also, whether or not it was one or multiple sites. Regardless of the site, the body will heal at its own rate after repair. The typical range for recovery without complications is 1-12 weeks. Too many variables to narrow it down for your case with info given. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Depends: Hernias are usually repaired using mesh with surgery. If you do not want to have surgery, you should avoid lifting and strenuous activity. If it is an umbilical or inguinal hernia you should avoid intra abdominal pressure which can cause bowel to go into the hernia which is very dangerous. You can try to use abdominal binder or compression garments to prevent increased herniation. ...Read more
How easy is for hernia mesh to break or get missplaced ? Do abdominals heal as before surgery and cover it?
Unlikely: Mesh rarely, if ever, breaks. There was one hernia mesh product that is no longer used that did break. Hernia meshes now are quite stable. They can shrink and occasionallyove or migrate slightly. Mesh is always covered by a layer of the abdominal wall. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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