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What can I do for a hernia?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
There things you should do, and things you should avoid, if you have a hernia. Learn more on this topic in this video with Dr. Oz.


If you have a hernia you should see your healthcare provider, who can evaluate your hernia to determine if you need to see a general surgeon for repair. Some hernias can be watched, depending on their size and location, and whether or not the hernia is causing symptoms.

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