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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.

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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 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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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?

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 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

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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?

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

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Will my epigastric hernia go away if I lose weight?

Will my epigastric hernia go away if I lose weight?

No: It may not bother you as much, but will not go away without surgical repair. ...Read more

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Noticed a lump in baby's groin, does he have a hernia? Do hernias go away on their own?

Noticed a lump in baby's groin, does he have a hernia? Do hernias go away on their own?

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 more

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Docs, could a small hiatal hernia caused by being overweight go away once the weight is lost?

Docs, could a small hiatal hernia caused by being overweight go away once the weight is lost?

No: Short answer is no, but small hiatal hernias are usually asymptomatic, and not dangerous anyway. Large hiatal hernias can be dangerous, and sometimes require surgical repair. Weight loss could help a small one from becoming a large one. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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

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Is it possible for an abdominal hernia, from losing weight, to go away?

Is it possible for an abdominal hernia, from losing weight, to go away?

Usually not: Because a hernia is a defect, a hole, in the abdominal wall supporting fascia. Losing weight will help to make surgery and anesthesia safer, and make your recovery easier. It will also minimize recurrence of hernia. But losing weight will not make the hole go away. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with small h hernia. Prescribed PPI. Will it go away? Can I drink alcohol? Will it get worse with time?

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.
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