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Can Hernias Go Away
Not usually: Umbilical hernias in infants can go away on their own by age 4-5. The only way a hernia goes away in adults is with a surgical repair. The reason for repair is to prevent it from getting worse and/or relief of symptoms. You'll have to weigh the risks/ benefits for yourself. See a general surgeon for more education. Find one interested in hernia at the Americas Hernia Society website. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Adult hydrocelle (after postop hernia edema) can go away on its one? After how much time or what can tell you that it will not go and needs surgery?
Hernia: Hernia is a defect/hole in the fascia. They can stay the same or get worse, which is why doctors recommend surgical repair. If they worsen, they can cause serious health problems. Take a friend with you to see your doc and get the hernia evaluated. An elective surgical repair is a good way to handle this problem. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only after surgery: The only way for a hernia to go away is to have it surgically repaired (exception: umbilical hernias in infants). The pain from a hernia may wax-and-wane, especially associated with exertional activity, but is likely to worsen in time, especially as the hernia enlarges. If you are healthy and your quality of life is being compromised by your hernia, seek out the opinion of a hernia surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Groin Hernias: Groin hernias will never go away. They might become less symptomatic, especially as we treat exacerbating issues, such as constipation, prostate problems and coughing. Hernias will otherwise just enlarge over the years and will likely eventually cause worsening symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiatal hernia: Hiatal hernias do not go away with time. They either stay the same in size or get larger. You only need surgery if you have gerd/ heartburn that isn't controlled with medication. Also, if you have barrett's esophagus, that is an indication for surgery as well since that is a precancerous condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's been a day since I have had my open ingunial hernia repair still in a significant amount of pain is this normal? When does it go away?
Yes, in time: You just had a major surgery (open hernia repair) only a day ago. Pain post-op day 1 is normal. Pain should improve daily. Everyone has different pain thresholds, so be sure to discuss your recovery and pain issues with your treating physician. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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