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Could you tell me what happens if you don't get treatment for a hernia?

Could you tell me what happens if you don't get treatment for a hernia?

Hernias: Will enlarge and become painful or cosmetically unacceptable. If it becomes painful, then it can incarcerate to strangulate, so it becomes urgent that you undergo surgical repair. Show it to a surgeon for an opinion on when it needs to be repaired. ...Read more

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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I have a small painless umbilical hernia and can't afford treatment right now. Can I still train for a half marathon?

I have a small painless umbilical hernia and can't afford treatment right now.  Can I still train for a half marathon?

Yes: As long as it is painless you should be fine. Avoid heavy lifting, bending and straining. If it ever becomes swollen, red and painful it can be an urgent issue. ...Read more

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What is the treatment required for a diaphragmatic hernia?

What is the treatment required for a diaphragmatic hernia?

Surgery: Surgery will be either shortly after birth or later depending on the degree of pulmonary hypertension. This elevated pressure usually subsides to normal level after 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Sliding hiatal hernia treatment - why am i still having chest pain?

Sliding hiatal hernia treatment - why am i still having chest pain?

Not sure about ur Q: I am not clear on what u r asking. Did have surgery? If so, some chest pain is expected in first few wks. There are other possibilities, however and u need to call ur surgeon. ...Read more

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Hello, what iş the latest technics in the treatment of serious Cervical disc hernia?

Hello, what iş the latest technics in the treatment of serious Cervical disc hernia?

Conservative first: Conservative treatments are always tried first and include physical therapy, targeted pain therapy, heat, massage, and analgesics. If your symptoms are not relieved anymore by such therapies, then seek out a neurosurgeon to discuss the possible risks and benefits of a cervical spine surgery. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/305720-treatment ...Read more

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I'm 18, have 1cm sliding hiatial hernia. Also have GERD (mild). What best treatment in my case ?

I'm 18, have 1cm sliding hiatial hernia. Also have GERD (mild). What best treatment  in my case ?

GERD: I would start with a visit to your pharmacy for advice. There is most likely something over the counter without prescription. Regarding the hernia it might be worth a visit to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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If umbilical hernia not cause pain but if person want treatment of it without surgery so what he/she do?

If umbilical hernia not cause pain but if person want treatment of it without surgery so what he/she do?

Surgery or wait/see: Watchful waiting can be an option for small umbilical hernias, where it's very unlikely for bowel to enter & get stuck (incarcerated). Large umbilical hernias can also be left alone if it's very unlikely for bowel to get incarcerated. However, only option for hernias of any sort is surgical repair to prevent painful incarceration & strangulation of bowel. Best to go see surgeon for his/her opinion. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a hernia?

Surgical repair.: Assuming you are talking about external hernia, it is an anatomic mechanical defect, a hole. All other treatments, including hernia truss and external supporters, are temporary fixes at best. ...Read more

Dr. James Hocker
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