During surgery to repair the hernia, the bulging tissue is pushed back in.
Your abdominal wall is strengthened and supported with sutures (stitches), and sometimes mesh.
This repair can be done with open or laparoscopic surgery.
You and your surgeon can discuss which type of surgery is right for you.12 Mar 2019
Can a hernia heal on its own?
The hernia won’t heal on its own. Your hernia may get worse, but it may not. Over time, hernias tend to get bigger as the muscle wall of the belly gets weaker and more tissue bulges through. In some cases small, painless hernias never need repair.
What’s the best way to repair a hernia?
The surgeon makes a cut (incision) to open your skin. He’ll gently push the hernia back into place, tie it off, or remove it. Then he’ll close the weak area of the muscle — where the hernia pushed through — with stitches. For larger hernias, your surgeon may add a piece of flexible mesh for extra support.21 Mar 2019
How can I treat a hernia at home?
What are home remedies for hernia pain?
- Apply an ice pack or a hot compress (whichever works best for you) the affected area.
- Lose weight if you are overweight or obese to reduce strain on the body.
- Avoid foods that upset the stomach or are difficult to digest (spicy, fatty, or acidic foods, for example)
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How long does it take to recover from a hernia?
Most people who have laparoscopic hernia repair surgery are able to go home the same day. Recovery time is about 1 to 2 weeks. You most likely can return to light activity after 1 to 2 weeks. Strenuous exercise should wait until after 4 weeks of recovery.11 Aug 2019