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When can a hernia belt be used to treat a hernia?

After your hernia diagnosis and with the approval of your doctor, you may be able to use a hernia truss for your symptoms. A truss should only be worn for a short-period of time. A truss must be properly fitted and worn for it to be effective, as well as, to prevent the hernia from becoming incarcerated. Wearing a truss is not an alternative treatment to surgery.

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