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What could ease pain from stomach hernia?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Hernia Repair
The best way to treat pain from a hernia is to repair the hernia.
If this is not feasible at this time, general measures such as avoiding heavy lifting and wearing a truss/abdominal binder (depending on hernia location) may help. Unfortunately, hernias never heal on their own--surgery remains your best-bet. Good luck!

In brief: Hernia Repair
The best way to treat pain from a hernia is to repair the hernia.
If this is not feasible at this time, general measures such as avoiding heavy lifting and wearing a truss/abdominal binder (depending on hernia location) may help. Unfortunately, hernias never heal on their own--surgery remains your best-bet. Good luck!
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hiatal hernia
If you have a large hiatal hernia that is causing pain, this should probably be repaired.
You would need to see a thoracic or general surgeon with experience in laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair to find out more.

In brief: Hiatal hernia
If you have a large hiatal hernia that is causing pain, this should probably be repaired.
You would need to see a thoracic or general surgeon with experience in laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair to find out more.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Need more info
There are many variants of abdominal hernias.
These include inguinal, umbilical, epigastric, incisional, etc. Most pain from abdominal hernias can be eased by reducing the hernia. This most often occurs when lying flat, relaxing your muscles and reducing the bulge. These hernias are usually repaired by a surgeon. True "stomach" hernias or hiatal hernias typically do not cause pain.

In brief: Need more info
There are many variants of abdominal hernias.
These include inguinal, umbilical, epigastric, incisional, etc. Most pain from abdominal hernias can be eased by reducing the hernia. This most often occurs when lying flat, relaxing your muscles and reducing the bulge. These hernias are usually repaired by a surgeon. True "stomach" hernias or hiatal hernias typically do not cause pain.
Dr. Rodney Biggs
Dr. Rodney Biggs
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