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Are all hernias dangerous?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: No.

A "hernia" commonly refers to a weakened area of the abdominal wall muscles.
The resulting defect essentially provides a hole through which a loop of intestine can slide. This situation becomes dangerous if a loop of intestine becomes stuck outside the abdominal wall, leading to obstruction (blockage) or in worst case cutting off the blood supply to that segment of the intestine.

In brief: No.

A "hernia" commonly refers to a weakened area of the abdominal wall muscles.
The resulting defect essentially provides a hole through which a loop of intestine can slide. This situation becomes dangerous if a loop of intestine becomes stuck outside the abdominal wall, leading to obstruction (blockage) or in worst case cutting off the blood supply to that segment of the intestine.
Dr. Luke Hermann
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In brief: No

Some hernias are monitored or watched if the risk of complications is low.

In brief: No

Some hernias are monitored or watched if the risk of complications is low.
Dr. Scott Grover
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