I am concerned with the risks of putting my now completely healthy child into essentially elective surgery to havea small epigastric hernia repaired. I have been told by 2 doctors that it wont repair and will need to be repaired.
I have been told that the optimum age for this procedure is 2 years old.
I am wondering what the likelyhood is of complications arrising if I do not put my beautiful daughter into surgery to get it repaired.
she doesn't seem to be ain any pain with it and has had it since birth.
I don't like the sound of the risks of anesthesiaetc.
Unfortunately, since I cannot examine your daughter, I really cannot offer you any specific medical advice. In general, however, hernias are repaired to prevent intestinal obstruction or/and intestinal strangulation. Also, hernias are repaired because they generally enlarge over time, and/or because they are uncomfortable.
You might consult with a pediatric surgeon and get his/her opinion on the urgency of repairing your daughter's hernia.
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