What Happens if a Hernia is Left Untreated?

by | Gastrointestinal Health, Symptoms, Tests and Investigations

hernia pain

A lot of people have hernias and don’t come to any problem, don’t have any problems with it and only really needs treatment if it’s bothering you or is severe and causing pain.

So most people with hernias will live with it without really ever knowing it. It’s very minor, but when it becomes significant, in other words you’ve got bowel in there, you really do need to treat it in case it gets trapped.

Dr Norman Swan, Physician and Journalist