Hi My father's age is 55 and he has harnia.
it depends on several factors...
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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.
You should follow the examining surgeon's advice...
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...
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