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Does A Hernia Go Away
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
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
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
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?
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
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
I have a sliding hiatal hernia (from Ehler's Danlos) and have been nauseated all day. If it doesn't go away by tomorrow can I wait until Monday?
Hydrate: try to keep liquids down. If you can't drink, you should seek medical attention to receive hydration. You may need to have this repaired if it causes obstruction frequently. Try to stand and stretch to reduce the stomach back into the abdominal cavity. If you can keep enough liquids down, it can wait unt Monday. ...Read more
Doc said I have mild hernia is their anything i can do to help it go away or something apparently had 4 awhile he was to busy to answer my call back?
Hernias stay: Hernias represent a defect in the abdominal wall or inguinal region, commonly in the groin or around the belly button. With obesity, there is increased abdominal pressure which creates more symptoms. Weight loss helps, and can minimize symptoms. However – the hernia itself never resolves or disappears. It may just become less symptomatic. They generally enlarge over time. Surgery is corrective. ...Read more
Exam required.: A bulge in the groin area almost always indicates a hernia which will not resolve without treatment. A baby with a suspected hernia should be examined immediately due to complications such as "getting stuck", also called incarceration. A bulge could also be due to a swollen lymph node or possibly a growth. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is there anything i can do to make the hiatus hernia go away an how would i know it is that? Other than the constant single hiccups all day long
Yes: Thereare many an that can cause constant hiccups. So first make sure the your HH is what is causing them. To improve the problem-Use an acid blocking medicine, eat small volumes of food, avoid foods known to aggravate reflux(eg chocolate, alcohol, caffeine), proper positioning at night and after meals.Good resources for more thorough discussion include the Mayo Clinic and AAFP websites. ...Read more
Diagnosed with small h hernia. Prescribed PPI. Will it go away? Can I drink alcohol? Will it get worse with time?
No alcohol: PPI will not make the hernia go away, it may temporarily relieve symptoms of heartburn. Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever, It will only make matters worse for you. If you are overweight, lose weight. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine, ...Read more
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