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What are non-surgical treatments for a hernia?

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Your physician may recommend that you wear a corset, binder, or truss. These supportive undergarments apply gentle pressure on the hernia and keep it in place. They may ease discomfort or pain. They’re used if you aren’t able to have surgery, or for temporary relief before your procedure. Only use these garments under your doctor’s supervision.

From: Do I Need Surgery for Hernia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Robert Fitzgibbons, Jr., M.D., Chair, Department of Surgery, Creighton University.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease: “What Is an Inguinal Hernia?”

American College of Surgeons: “Groin Hernia Repair.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Hernia Repair.”

Mayo Clinic: “Inguinal Hernia,” “Hernia Truss: Can It Help an Inguinal Hernia?”

Cleveland Clinic: “Do You Need Hernia Surgery?”

Cochrane Library: “Laparoscopic Techniques Versus Open Techniques for Repair of a Hernia in the Groin.”

Ulster Medical Society: “Chronic Pain After Inguinal Hernia Repair.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 21, 2019

SOURCES:

Robert Fitzgibbons, Jr., M.D., Chair, Department of Surgery, Creighton University.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease: “What Is an Inguinal Hernia?”

American College of Surgeons: “Groin Hernia Repair.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Hernia Repair.”

Mayo Clinic: “Inguinal Hernia,” “Hernia Truss: Can It Help an Inguinal Hernia?”

Cleveland Clinic: “Do You Need Hernia Surgery?”

Cochrane Library: “Laparoscopic Techniques Versus Open Techniques for Repair of a Hernia in the Groin.”

Ulster Medical Society: “Chronic Pain After Inguinal Hernia Repair.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 21, 2019

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