Diagnosis & Treatment
All hernias are not necessarily dangerous. However, if your daily lifestyle begins to be affected by the hernia, then surgical repair should be considered.
There are situations where the contents of the organ or tissue become trapped (incarcerated). An incarcerated hernia can become strangulated, which cuts off the blood flow to the tissue that's trapped. This can be serious if it isn't treated.
Today, most hernias can be repaired laparoscopically. During surgery, the protruding organ or tissue is gradually moved back into its proper position and the weakness through which it protruded is closed to prevent it from re-herniating. In some cases, mesh may be used to reinforce the weakened tissue that was compromised by the protrusion.
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