13 doctors weighed in:
Is having a hernia as a child a sign of a major disease or problems to come?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
7 doctors agree
In brief: Unlikely
Hernias may recur. Also, they are more common in some people with some rare connective tissue disorders.

In brief: Unlikely
Hernias may recur. Also, they are more common in some people with some rare connective tissue disorders.
Dr. Janet Meller
Dr. Janet Meller
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Hernias are quite common in children, especially if one was born premature.
They are merely a sign that spome minor developement in testicular descent is not complete. This is easily corrected with surgery.

In brief: No
Hernias are quite common in children, especially if one was born premature.
They are merely a sign that spome minor developement in testicular descent is not complete. This is easily corrected with surgery.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
A vast majority of hernias in children are isolated findings and are easily fixable.
Having a hernia does not set affected child at risk to develop a major disease or problem.

In brief: No
A vast majority of hernias in children are isolated findings and are easily fixable.
Having a hernia does not set affected child at risk to develop a major disease or problem.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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