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Can a 25 year old have a hernia repaired?

Can a 25 year old have a hernia repaired?

‘It is likely a 25-year-old will need it fixing at some point so you may as well get on with it, but a 75-year-old with no symptoms who is not very active and takes care of themselves, well, that would have to be a judgment call and we’d probably leave it alone.’

When did mark have his first hernia surgery?

He first developed a hernia in 2005, and underwent surgery to repair it. Then, late last year, he began to experience swelling in his groin again – another hernia was developing. This time he’s being treated with watchful waiting. Mark says the pain has been so bad that he’s had to take eight weeks off work.

When does an umbilical hernia close on a child?

An umbilical hernia happens when part of a child’s intestines bulges through the abdominal wall inside the belly button. It shows up as a bump under the belly button. The hernia isn’t painful and most don’t cause any problems. Most umbilical (um-BILL-ih-kul) hernias close on their own by the time the child turns 4 or 5.

How to tell if your child has a hernia?

The hernia sticks out when your child is sleeping, calm, or lying down and you can’t push it back in. Your child is very cranky or seems to be in pain. Your child has pain when you touch the hernia. The skin over the hernia is red or looks darker than usual.

Is it hernia surgery advisable for an 80 year old?

Q: I am asking this question for my father who is 80 years old and has diabetes and hypertension. Recently he has been detected with a hernia on the right side of the groin. Some 40 years back he had a successful hernia operation on the left side of the groin.

Is it safe for my father to have a hernia surgery?

If they expect him to live longer he should have an operation. An open hernia surgery can be done under local anaesthesia, is safe and effective. To my mind this is the best option. A laparoscopic surgery usually requires general anaesthesia, which your father may not tolerate.

When does it come to hernias, size does matter?

For hernias, size matters! Nearly one in four men will get a hernia in their lifetime. Also, up to ten percent of premature babies could be affected by a hernia. And for moms, pregnancy could increase your risk for a hernia as being pregnant can weaken the muscles in the abdomen and cause increased pressure inside.

He first developed a hernia in 2005, and underwent surgery to repair it. Then, late last year, he began to experience swelling in his groin again – another hernia was developing. This time he’s being treated with watchful waiting. Mark says the pain has been so bad that he’s had to take eight weeks off work.