What are the benefits of having hernia surgery?

There are two main benefits to having a hernia surgery. One, hernias are usually symptomatic, so by repairing them, you get rid of the pain or other symptoms. The other benefit is that by having a hernia surgery, you're preventing future problems with strangulation or obstruction that would necessitate emergency surgery to repair.

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Are there alternative treatments to using a hernia truss?
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Surgery is the only approved treatment for repairing a hernia. In some cases, when undergoing hernia...
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Is a hernia truss often used to treat a hernia?
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A truss, also called a hernia belt, may be prescribed for wear over short periods of time, particula...
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How is an early-stage hiatal hernia repaired?
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An early stage hiatal hernia may be repaired by decreasing the size of the enlarged hiatus (the open...
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What are the complications of hernia surgery?
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Complications of hernia surgery can include infection at the site of the cuts made to perform the su...
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