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How do you shrink a hernia without surgury?

Hernias don't resolv: Hernias will not resolve without surgery. A binder or truss can help control symptoms. Many hernias can be repaired laparoscopically. A symptomatic hernias can often be watched. ...Read more

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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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Will a hernia shrink as you lose weight on a diet?

Will a hernia shrink as you lose weight on a diet?

No: A hernia is essentially a hole in your abdominal wall musculature. Therefore once it is present there is nothing you can do to make the hole shrink or disappear on its own. Surgical repair is required. ...Read more

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2006, after 2nd& last child. I was told i had a hernia in my ab wall from preg. Despite exercise, my belly hasnt shrunk. How do I fix this?

2006, after 2nd& last child. I was told i had a hernia in my ab wall from preg. Despite exercise, my belly hasnt shrunk. How do I fix this?

Surgery: A hernia is a tear in the fascia of the abdominal wall. With a hernia there is a bulge in the abdominal wall that the intestines are poking in to. This bulge is usually reducible, and is different from having belly fat. A general surgeon can tell if you have a hernia and what type it is. Most hernias, if they are big enough to require repair, need to be fixed surgically. ...Read more

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Developed umbilical hernia during pregnancy, shrunk on its own but still bludges. Can sex help it to shrink further or will it shrink on its own?

Developed umbilical hernia during pregnancy, shrunk on its own but still bludges. Can sex help it to shrink further or will it shrink on its own?

Anatomic separation: When a woman gets pregnant, the Right & Left rectus muscles separate & thin to cover the growing baby. The umbilicus can bulge, a weakness of the tissues between the R & L muscles. It gets smaller after delivery but does not go back to normal. If there is a hernia, a pouch of internal abdominal fat or intestinal contents, a small one may not need surgery. Exercises with ab muscles don't treat it. ...Read more

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I've had a hernia behind my belly button since i was born.Doctor said it would go away on it's own & it has shrunk.Can i get my belly button pierced?

I've had a hernia behind my belly button since i was born.Doctor said it would go away on it's own & it has shrunk.Can i get my belly button pierced?

No: Umbilical hernias are common , and in most cases do not cause trouble. However, they can incarcerate or strangulate , causing severe pain and bowel obstruction. The belly ring only increases these risksd, along with possible infection. ...Read more

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Did inguinal hernia repair a week ago and I feel my penis is shrinked and feel pains on my right testes at the moment... Is this normal?

Did inguinal hernia repair a week ago and I feel my penis is shrinked and feel pains on my right testes at the moment... Is this normal?

Normal: This is all normal and apparent penis shrinking is swelling. That will go away. Give six weeks to see all reverse. Stay active and apply ice to area at night. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had inguinal hernia surgery 2 days ago.He has a hematoma that has shrunk, but has been draining into his testicles & penis.Is this normal?

My boyfriend had inguinal hernia surgery 2 days ago.He has a hematoma that has shrunk, but has been draining into his testicles & penis.Is this normal?

Yes: Bleeding during/after inguinal hernia surgery is not uncommon. The blood will seek dependent areas i.e. Penis/scrotum especially as you are more ambulatory. The bruising/swelling should be gone by 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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