• Bobbie Bobbie
    March 21, 2010
    Multiple Hernias
    Bobbie Bobbie
    March 21, 2010

    I  have 3 hernias.........a hiatal hernia, an embilical hernia and a third hernia that grew over the mesh they inserted when they removed the last hernia.  The hiatal hernia is very painful........can I have all 3 removed at once??  I have chronic pain and my stomach is very extended.

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    March 24, 2010
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    March 21, 2010

    I'm really not sure whether all three hernias could be repaired at once.  I think that is something that would have to be determined by a surgeon on an individual basis. 

     

    Hiatal hernias are only surgically repaired in a small number of cases.  Usually they're just treated with medication.  Your doctor will have to determine if yours actually requires surgery.


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