12 doctors weighed in:
Can you die from ventral hernia?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Earle
Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: Possible, but rare
Although death from a ventral hernia is rare, they can cause significant discomfort, enlarge, and cause life threatening problems that require emergency surgery, which is usually successful at saving the life, but not always so for repairing the hernia.
See a surgeon interested in hernia repair for a more complete evaluation. Find one on the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps!

In brief: Possible, but rare
Although death from a ventral hernia is rare, they can cause significant discomfort, enlarge, and cause life threatening problems that require emergency surgery, which is usually successful at saving the life, but not always so for repairing the hernia.
See a surgeon interested in hernia repair for a more complete evaluation. Find one on the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps!
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Rare
It would be uncommon to let a ventral hernia go so long that the intestine becomes trapped and strangulated in a ventral hernia.
But if that did happen, and was not treated as a medical and surgical emergency, then death could rarely occur.

In brief: Rare
It would be uncommon to let a ventral hernia go so long that the intestine becomes trapped and strangulated in a ventral hernia.
But if that did happen, and was not treated as a medical and surgical emergency, then death could rarely occur.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Evert Eriksson
Yes if the intestine becomes trapped.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
If the intestine gets stuck inside the hernia the intestine can perforate which can be life threatening.

In brief: Yes
If the intestine gets stuck inside the hernia the intestine can perforate which can be life threatening.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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