Why you shouldn’t wait on hernia surgery
Hernias don’t get better with time — they often get worse.
Once a tear in the muscles of the abdominal wall has occurred, there’s a risk it can get worse through further tearing.
You’re also at increased risk of the bowel becoming stuck in the tear, obstructing your digestive tract and leading to severe pain, vomiting and the inability to pass stool or gas. Hernias can also pinch off blood flow to the intestine, leading to further need for treatment.
Hernia surgery repairs the hernia with sutures or a synthetic mesh, closing the tear in the muscles, protecting the bowel and helping you get back to life safely and quickly.