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Can there be a way to fix a hernia without surgery?

Can there be a way to fix a hernia without surgery?

Short answer is No: Hernia is a defect, or a hole, through which viscera, or internal organs, protrude. You cannot repair a hole without surgery. Only possible exception is umbilical hernia in a baby, which goes away in majority of cases by age 5, but you are older than that. ...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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How can surgery fix a hernia?

How can surgery fix a hernia?

"close the hole": A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity may protrude, creating a sac. This hole is typically closed by either suturing it shut or bridging the gap with a patch of artificial tissue. ...Read more

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Do all hernias require surgery?

Do all hernias require surgery?

NO: Some may be able to be monitored and followed. Depending on the severity of any symptoms, the size, and location, and what type of hernia it is, will ultimately determine the best treatment, which as stated may or may not require surgery. See my tips on hernia care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I cure a hernia without surgery?

Cure for hernia : There is no known non-surgical cure for hernia, however not all hernias need to be fixed ! Meet with your surgeon to discuss the matter A truss can be worn or an abdominal binder to temporize matters but it doesn't cure the hernia which is an actual defect or hole in the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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Does all hernias required surgery to fix?

Does all hernias required surgery to fix?

No: Hernias come in all shapes and sizes. Smail hernias that are reducible and not worsening may not require surgery and only need to be monitored. ...Read more

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Do you need surgery for incitional hernias?

Do you need surgery for incitional hernias?

Incisional hernia: Incisional hernia requires surgery if they can't be reduced(pushed in) easily, are enlarging, painful or tender. I feel a general surgeon is best to advise and follow the patient, however. ...Read more

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Why does hernia hurt 6 months after surgery?

Why does hernia hurt 6 months after surgery?

Hernia: Everyone is different. Some people feel fine in 2-4 weeks, others have pain for months. It all depends on what type of hernia it was, how large it was, how it was repaired, etc. Sometimes the mesh can cause pain because it causes (intentionally) an intense scarring reaction. You can take anti-inflammatory meds to help. It should get better with time. ...Read more

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When should I have surgery done or a hernia?

When should I have surgery done or a hernia?

Large, Painful: If a hernia is very small and not causing any symtoms, it can be safely watched (depending upon the location and type of hernia). Also, the decision to operate is always balanced by the age and health of the patient. Please see a hernia surgeon to help you decide what option is best for you. ...Read more

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Does every child with a hernia need surgery?

Does every child with a hernia need surgery?

No : Depending on the size of the hernia and the age of the child, surgery could not be needed. However, it should be followed by the child's pediatrician and if it fails to heal on its own, then surgery would be needed. ...Read more

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How difficult a hernia mesh removal surgery is?

How difficult a hernia mesh removal surgery is?

Can be very involved: In any location it is difficult ; less so in groin position but ventral hernia infected mesh can become a big procedure especially if bowel is adherent to it. ...Read more

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