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How To Fix A Hernia Without Surgery
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
No, however...: ...Not all umbilical hernias require repair. When diagnosed in infancy, these rarely cause symptoms and can often close on their own. If they persist beyond 3-4, elective repair is recommended before school. In adults, repair is recommended if the hernia causes symptoms or is of a sufficient size to allow intestine into the hernia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Forever, perhaps: When a hernia is diagnosed in an adult, depending on the anatomical site, repair with mesh is usually recommended promptly. Although you may never have a complication related to the hernia, it is better not to wait until you do. Incarceration leading to strangulation of hernia contents is a surgical emergency that is riskier for you and the surgeon to fix, and may result in higher complications. ...Read more
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
Depends: Hernias are usually repaired using mesh with surgery. If you do not want to have surgery, you should avoid lifting and strenuous activity. If it is an umbilical or inguinal hernia you should avoid intra abdominal pressure which can cause bowel to go into the hernia which is very dangerous. You can try to use abdominal binder or compression garments to prevent increased herniation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I found out today that I have a hernia. Are there any restrictions as to what i can and cannot do until I have surgery to fix it?
Yes: Without knowing the exact hernia condition, i can say that generally speaking, you should avoid any vigorous exercise or lifting anything more than 10 pounds. These are very general restrictions and you may need to be more or less restrictive based on your particular condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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