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Do hernias need to be operated o ?

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In brief: Most do

Most hernias should be repaired if the patient is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia.
If the hernia is not causing you a problem now rest assured that it will given time.

In brief: Most do

Most hernias should be repaired if the patient is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia.
If the hernia is not causing you a problem now rest assured that it will given time.
Dr. Lee Skandalakis
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Most of the time

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner layer of the abdominal cavity protruses, creating a sac.
This can occur at natural weak points such as the groin and belly button, or at scars from prior abdominal operations. The decision to operate is based on the potential for intestine to get stuck within the hernia, which is dependent on the size of the defect.

In brief: Most of the time

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner layer of the abdominal cavity protruses, creating a sac.
This can occur at natural weak points such as the groin and belly button, or at scars from prior abdominal operations. The decision to operate is based on the potential for intestine to get stuck within the hernia, which is dependent on the size of the defect.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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