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Does a hernia go away?

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 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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Does a hiatal hernia just go away without surgery? How do you know when it requires surgery.

Does a hiatal hernia just go away without surgery? How do you know when it requires surgery.

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 more

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Can a hernia go away on its own?

Can a hernia go away on its own?

Not usually: Belly button hernias in infants can go away on their own, usually by age 4-5. Unfortunately, the only way a hernia goes away in adults is with a surgical repair. ...Read more

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Do hernias go away or become less painful over time?

Do hernias go away or become less painful over time?

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 more

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Hydrocele from hernia, how long to go away?

Hydrocele: A postoperative hydrocele after hernia repair may take months to resolve depending on the size of the hernia prior to repair. If it has not resolved within six months, it may need to be excised. ...Read more

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Can a ingunial hernia go away on its own or with meds?

Can a ingunial hernia go away on its own or with meds?

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 more

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Will a hiatus hernia go away by sticking to a specific diet, and for how long?

Will a hiatus hernia go away by sticking to a specific diet, and for how long?

Never: A hernia never goes away until a surgeon repairs it. Diet modifications may control the symptoms of a hiatal hernia so that you do not need medication to control the symptoms. But if you want it to go away, you have to talk to a surgeon. ...Read more

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Do groin hernias go away or is surgery always required?

Do groin hernias go away or is surgery always required?

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 more

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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?

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