Will a hernia heal on its own ?

I was born with a hernia. I'm it was a few inches above my belly button and was visibley pushing on the skin (it was a lighter coloured patch die to a small amount of pressure) will I was about 11 (roughtly).I'm now 19 and have no problems, I've done manual labour ect. But if my girlfriend rests her arm on my stomach it makes me feel a little bit unwell and I'm not sure if the hole ever actually healed fully or if it's a physiological thing because it's the same place where the hernia was. I feel very sick at the thought of being cut open though so would prefer not to have surgery but it's a bit of a worry when it happens

3 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    Probably not go into surgery

  • mokrie
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Hernia's do not heal and heavy lifting can make it get worse.

  • 3 weeks ago

    You really should have it checked out. Hernias can cause significant problems internally. The surgery is routine these days and of the 'keyhole' type.

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