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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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I developed a seroma five months after lap. Ventral hernia surgery, how long can it take for the seroma to go away on its own?

Months: It usually takes at least a few months for a seroma to resolve. Using an abdominal binder to place pressure on the abdomen will help the seroma to resolve quicker. ...Read more

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Do hiatus hernias ever go away? I was diagnosed two years ago, and since then I have been normal apart from the odd stomach cramp

They can be treated.: Hiatal hernias are not rare like was supposed many years ago, and as weight-loss surgery has been done recently, sometimes hiatal hernias are treated w/this surgery. But they don't have to be always. Having an odd stomach cramp occasionally is not unusual for any person, but if it's your hiatal hernia that is hurting, follow-up with your family doc and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Why is some points have some pain in. My para umbilical hernia surgery repaired by mesh. This is eighth day. When will the pain go away.?

More time needed: It can take 4-6 weeks to feel normal, and even then it can still be noticeable with certain movements. ...Read more

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Pain in groin sometimes a hard swollen lump that seems to go away when I lay down. Esp active durng menst. Tested for hernia + cyst/abscess.

Pain in groin sometimes a hard swollen lump that seems to go away when I lay down. Esp active durng menst. Tested for hernia + cyst/abscess.

Sound like a hernia: Hard lump that disappear when you lay down sound like a hernia a lymph node or a cyst does not disappear that fast the timing with the menses could make it related to ovary if persisted ask for a gynecologist to perform laproscopic procedure they can see if there is a hernia and fix it and have the chance to evaluate the abdomen and the pelvis ...Read more

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Have a lrg seromas from hernia surgery surgeon said to put heat on it will this help it go away, is their anything else to do to help go away?

Time: Obviously, there are many factors that go in to this such as the type of hernia repaired, repair technique, and you medical history. In general, most seroma will resolve on their own in weeks to months. Persistent seromas or those that are causing problems may need to be drained. See your surgeon to find out for sure. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Have a lrg seroma after lap hernia surgery what is best way for it to go away with out aspiration, will walking and putting heat on it help?

Not much: Walking is not going to help and in fact may make it bigger. Heat will also not be effective if the seroma is large. Aspirating a seroma is generally done in an outpatient setting and the seroma may require multiple rounds of aspiration, depending on the rate of buildup, location and symptoms. ...Read more

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5 weeks after hernia surgery I have very firm baseball size bulge above my belly button. When will this go away?

5 weeks after hernia surgery I have very firm baseball size bulge above my belly button. When will this go away?

Get evaluated: At 5 weeks post surgery you are still inside the 90 day period of your surgeon. Okay to check in with your surgeon about this bulge. An ultrasound is a simple, easy diagnostic test that can reveal the cause. Good luck. ...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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Still feel lump under incision 2.5mnths after laparoscopic hernia surgery. Suture was vicryl and monocryl. When will it go away?

Still feel lump under incision 2.5mnths after laparoscopic hernia surgery. Suture was vicryl and monocryl. When will it go away?

Small hematoma: It's not uncommon to have a small, palpable lump under the trochar sites of laparoscopic surgery. This is usually a little inflammation combined with a little hematoma (blood.) should dissipate over the next few months. I would not worry about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Groin& lower stomach pains along with pain in testicle after heavy lifting. What's the probability of hernia, will it go away by itself?

Groin& lower stomach pains along with pain in testicle after heavy lifting. What's the probability of hernia, will it go away by itself?

Hernia Symptoms: Based on your described symptoms, you may have a hernia. Unfortunately, hernias do not get better by themselves. They need to be surgically repaired. You should see a general surgeon who can do a physical exam to check for hernias. ...Read more