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When is the best age to do an operation on a baby with a groin hernia?
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In brief: No lower age limit
Groin hernia in a baby has a potential complication of incarceration , surgery is advised as soon as it is detected.
Talk to your pediatrician for referral to a ped. Surgeon.

In brief: No lower age limit
Groin hernia in a baby has a potential complication of incarceration , surgery is advised as soon as it is detected.
Talk to your pediatrician for referral to a ped. Surgeon.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
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In brief: If you can wait
If you can wait is best but of they are noticeable fix now.
Talk to a pediatric surgeon. www.drlugo.com.

In brief: If you can wait
If you can wait is best but of they are noticeable fix now.
Talk to a pediatric surgeon. www.drlugo.com.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Charles Breaux
No, waiting is not best. The main problem with inguinal hernia in children is potential incarceration, when the bowel gets stuck in the hernia. That can be a surgical emergency with bowel obstruction or loss of blood supply to part of the bowel. The highest incidence of incarceration is in the youngest age group, 31% in the first year of life left unrepaired. It should be repaired soon after Dx.
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