Hernia - Prognosis

Abdominal hernias usually do not reoccur in children. They do reappear, however, in about 10 percent of adults. Surgery is considered the only cure. The prognosis will be excellent if the patient does not seek medical help too late.

Hiatal hernias are treated successfully with medication and changes in diet about 85 percent of the time. The prognosis remains good even if surgery is required to repair the hernia.

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