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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:
November 15, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal
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