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Hi My father's age is 55 and he has harnia.

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Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Question: Hi My father's age is 55 and he has harnia. He is asking to delay for the operation. is it ok if we delay for operation by 1 or 2 years?
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
it depends on several factors...

Detailed Answer:
Hello there,
Welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service...
I've gone through your query...

Well, it depends on several factors...

First of all, it important to know where is the hernia located?

How much is the size of the swelling?

Since when he's having it?

Is there any pain/redness/painful to touch involved with it?

Are there any other complaints?

Has he got it examined by any surgeon yet?

The decision of getting operated is mainly dependant on the examining surgeon...So, if the surgeon's already examined it and suggested for the surgery then ideally you should not wait...

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take Care
Kind Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Arnab Banerjee (13 minutes later)
Hello , It is located near stomach and there is no pain. it is visible from outside. What can be the complications because of delaying the operation?
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You should follow the examining surgeon's advice...

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back,

The main complication of an unoperated hernia would be a gradual increase in the size which can put further pressure on the surrounding abdominal organs...sometimes it can get obstructed or a part of bowel loops can get trapped inside of it causing severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, infection which is a surgical emergency...

So, if it's already examined by the surgeon who suggested for the surgery then ideally you should not wait...

Take Care
Kind Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Hi My father's age is 55 and he has harnia.

Brief Answer: it depends on several factors... Detailed Answer: Hello there, Welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service... I've gone through your query... Well, it depends on several factors... First of all, it important to know where is the hernia located? How much is the size of the swelling? Since when he's having it? Is there any pain/redness/painful to touch involved with it? Are there any other complaints? Has he got it examined by any surgeon yet? The decision of getting operated is mainly dependant on the examining surgeon...So, if the surgeon's already examined it and suggested for the surgery then ideally you should not wait... Let me know if I can assist you further. Take Care Kind Regards