Are there alternative treatments to using a hernia truss?

Surgery is the only approved treatment for repairing a hernia. In some cases, when undergoing hernia surgery poses a health risk, a truss may be prescribed as an alternative way to treat symptoms. It's important to talk to your doctor before using a truss. As with taping or using bandages to treat a hernia, a truss can increase the risk of incarcerated or strangulated hernias.

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