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inguinal hernia will not go away without surgery. Most
hernias in children are indirect (the abdominal tissue has bulged down the
inguinal canal). These hernias need to be repaired,
because they are likely to become
Prompt surgery is needed for younger children especially, because
they may not complain about pain until there is a risk of the intestine
becoming tightly trapped and its blood supply being cut off
Surgery to repair an inguinal hernia needs to be postponed in infants
who have any of the following conditions:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKenneth Bark, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kenneth Bark, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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