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Is it likely bad to not have a groin hernia removed?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Inguinal hernia

Repair of an inguinal hernia does not always require surgical repair. Depending on the size of the bulge, the pain that it causes and potential for being incarcerated (bowel and fat trapped in the defect) or strangulated (bowel losing blood supply) recommendations for repair may vary.
Other factors are patient age and state of health. Ie risk of anesthesia may out-weigh benefit of repair.

In brief: Inguinal hernia

Repair of an inguinal hernia does not always require surgical repair. Depending on the size of the bulge, the pain that it causes and potential for being incarcerated (bowel and fat trapped in the defect) or strangulated (bowel losing blood supply) recommendations for repair may vary.
Other factors are patient age and state of health. Ie risk of anesthesia may out-weigh benefit of repair.
Dr. James Krick
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Dr. David Edelman
The treatment of each patient's groin hernia should be discussed with a specialist, like a general surgeon. A general surgeon is trained to help you decide the best course of treatment
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Hernias can get bigger or stuff can get trapped in them which is an emergency.
Get it checked out.

In brief: Maybe

Hernias can get bigger or stuff can get trapped in them which is an emergency.
Get it checked out.
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