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Why would a doctor treat a 89 year old for an asymptomatic hernia operation?

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In brief: Depends

It depends on many factors such as the health of the person, and risk factors with the hernia such as size of the hernia or risks of hernia complications such as strangulation.
If the hernia was large or contained intestines, then surgery may be indicated before the person became too ill to have an operation in the future, or before emergency hernia complications occurred..

In brief: Depends

It depends on many factors such as the health of the person, and risk factors with the hernia such as size of the hernia or risks of hernia complications such as strangulation.
If the hernia was large or contained intestines, then surgery may be indicated before the person became too ill to have an operation in the future, or before emergency hernia complications occurred..
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