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Hello. I've had a small hernia for about one year. There is no pain or discomfort associated with it. I recently had a surgeon look at it and they are recommending it be fixed> Is this really necessary since it is not bothering me?

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replied October 16th, 2018
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The severity of symptoms that you describe can only be made out after careful evaluation and investigations. Since it has been present for a long time, you should have considered getting it fixed, since it can lead to complications. Do not delay in getting fixed/operated by your doctor/surgeon, go ahead with further evaluation and get started on appropriate measures at the earliest. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/surgeon and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Avoid any activities that precipitate the symptoms/pain or increase the abdominal pressure.
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