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What happens if you don't get a hernia taken care of?
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Dr. Paul Harper
Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: Lots can happen
It depends on what kind of hernia it is.
Nothing can happen or you can get an organ or part of an organ stuck in it. Twisting in the hernia can cut off blood supply and cause gangrene. I believe in "fix 'em when you find 'em". Others say if it doesn't bother you, leave it alone. You will have to decide with the help of your doctor.

In brief: Lots can happen
It depends on what kind of hernia it is.
Nothing can happen or you can get an organ or part of an organ stuck in it. Twisting in the hernia can cut off blood supply and cause gangrene. I believe in "fix 'em when you find 'em". Others say if it doesn't bother you, leave it alone. You will have to decide with the help of your doctor.
Dr. Paul Harper
Dr. Paul Harper
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Dr. George Klauber
Agree with Dr. Harper.A direct inguinal hernia is primarily a bulge and tends to be safe. Indirect inguinal & femoral hernias are potentially very dangerous and should be fixed .
Dr. Paul Harper
Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Lots can happen
It depends on what kind of hernia it is.
Nothing can happen or you can get an organ or part of an organ stuck in it. Twisting in the hernia can cut off blood supply and cause gangrene. I believe in "fix 'em when you find 'em". Others say if it doesn't bother you, leave it alone. You will have to decide with the help of your doctor.

In brief: Lots can happen
It depends on what kind of hernia it is.
Nothing can happen or you can get an organ or part of an organ stuck in it. Twisting in the hernia can cut off blood supply and cause gangrene. I believe in "fix 'em when you find 'em". Others say if it doesn't bother you, leave it alone. You will have to decide with the help of your doctor.
Dr. Paul Harper
Dr. Paul Harper
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