Irreducible hernias are treated with surgery to push the intestine back through the opening in the abdomen wall and close the opening to prevent future hernias. The two types of surgeries used to treat hernias are herniorrhaphy and laparoscopy. An irreducible hernia needs to be treated immediately to prevent serious health complications including loss of blood to the hernia and death of that part of the intestine (gangrene).
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my irreducible hernia symptoms?
- Q What should I know to care for someone with an irreducible hernia?
- Q Is there a cure for an uncomplicated hernia?
- Q Can an irreducible hernia be prevented?
- Q What causes an irreducible hernia?
- Q Are irreducible hernias life-threatening?