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How can I heal hernia without surgery needed and what are the do's and dont's?

How can I heal hernia without surgery needed and what are the do's and dont's?

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

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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With upper endoscopy it possible to know how the nissen wrap condition and how i heal after hitial hernia and nissen?Thank you

With upper  endoscopy it possible to know how the nissen wrap condition and how i heal after hitial hernia and nissen?Thank you

Nissen: Yes endoscopy can tell the status of the wrap and if your esophagus has healed routine surveillance should still be performed by your surgeon or GI md. ...Read more

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How does one heal faster from a hernia op. I was given a net and i had three different hernia repairs and im a ex body builder. Pls can you help me.

How does one heal faster from a hernia op. I was given a net and i had three different hernia repairs and im a ex body builder. Pls can you help me.

Complex: It depends in the location of the hernia repairs, and techniques for repair. Also, whether or not it was one or multiple sites. Regardless of the site, the body will heal at its own rate after repair. The typical range for recovery without complications is 1-12 weeks. Too many variables to narrow it down for your case with info given. ...Read more

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Does hernia heal itself?

Does hernia heal itself?

Repair hernia: Hernias of the abdominal wall can remain stable or progress. They are unable to heal spontaneously, or by itself. These hernias can develop complications like incarceration or strangulation, (organs trapped by the hernia defect). Okay to get in to your doc for an eval and surgical referral. A hernia repair is safe and effective. ...Read more

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Can hernias heal themselves?

Can hernias heal themselves?

Rarely : The only her is that can heal itself is a belly button hernia in an infant. They usually heal by age 5. All other hernias will not heal themselves, and require a surgical procedure for repair. Reasons for repair are to resolve a problem, or prevent one. Talk to your doctor about it to figure out whether or not surgical repair is right for you. ...Read more

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How long does a hernia take to heal?

How long does a hernia take to heal?

It depends.: Not all hernia surgeries are alike: where was the hernia? Was mesh used for the repair? Was the operation performed via minimally invasive surgery? What is the health of the patient? What are you defining as 'healing': return to work? Pain-free? Sports? Because of all these factors, the answer could be "weeks-to-months". This question is best answered by the hernia surgeon who did the case. ...Read more

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Is it possible for hiatus hernias to heal?

Is it possible for hiatus hernias to heal?

Negative : The only treatment is an operation. You usually only need one to prevent it from getting worse ( usually large hernias) or relieve symptoms. See a general surgeon with experience in laparoscopic repair for more info related to your case. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal after a hernia is removed?

Depends: Technically, hernias are repaired, not removed. Depending on the size of the hernia, the location, and the type of repair performed, use of mesh, etc., healing takes anywhere from 2-6 weeks, generally. ...Read more

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If you have a hernia. Are you have to going on operation to get heal?

If you have a hernia. Are you have to going on operation to get heal?

Yes: You cannot exercise or do anything yourself to make a hernia go away. Once a hernia forms, the only way to make it go away is hernia repair with surgery. ...Read more

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How easy is for hernia mesh to break or get missplaced ? Do abdominals heal as before surgery and cover it?

How easy is  for hernia mesh to break or get missplaced ? Do abdominals heal as before surgery  and cover it?

Unlikely: Mesh rarely, if ever, breaks. There was one hernia mesh product that is no longer used that did break. Hernia meshes now are quite stable. They can shrink and occasionallyove or migrate slightly. Mesh is always covered by a layer of the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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