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Will a hernia shrink as you lose weight on a diet?
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5 doctors agree
In brief: No
A hernia is essentially a hole in your abdominal wall musculature.
Therefore once it is present there is nothing you can do to make the hole shrink or disappear on its own. Surgical repair is required.

In brief: No
A hernia is essentially a hole in your abdominal wall musculature.
Therefore once it is present there is nothing you can do to make the hole shrink or disappear on its own. Surgical repair is required.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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3 doctors agree
In brief: No
No it will not shrink.

In brief: No
No it will not shrink.
Dr. Evert Eriksson
Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No/ helps
Hernia does not shrink but there is less pressure so hernia will improve due to reduced bulk pressing on it.

In brief: No/ helps
Hernia does not shrink but there is less pressure so hernia will improve due to reduced bulk pressing on it.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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