Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
192 Doctors are Online

I have a incisional hernia , is it possible to go without surgery ?

i have a incisional hernia , is it possible to go without surgery. I m 38 yrs old
Asked On : Mon, 28 Feb 2011
Answers:  9 Views:  1612
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
dear Shanmughavadhana,

both the doctors are right although in my opinion surgery is a better choice here. and yes as they both said hernia belts etc can help.
i hope i was helpful
thank you
Answered: Wed, 2 Mar 2011
I find this answer helpful
Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari's  Response
Dear sir
welcome to healthcaremagic
Incisional hernia is due to previous surgery, the only option for perfect cure is re surgical procedure. there is no curative oral medicine for this. but the using the belt and avoid heavy work and heavy diet may help you. there is no alternative medicine perfect for you. please consult your surgeon and visit in follow up clinic. using a tight belt may help you

take care
Answered: Wed, 4 May 2011
I find this answer helpful
Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Manish Rijhwani's  Response
Untill and unless the hernia is very small it is bound to trouble you later in your life
it is better to get it operated at the earliest
Till you can get it operated you can use Hernia Belt for temporary reduction of Hernia

Dr. Manish R. Rijhwani
Answered: Sun, 1 May 2011
I find this answer helpful
Homeopath Dr. Gaurav Kackar's  Response
Hi, welcome to health care magic forum,

every pathy has it own limitation, hernia is a problem which can not be treated with any mode of medicinal treatment, you have to go for a surgical treatment, so do not waste your time and go for surgery.

Answered: Wed, 4 May 2011
I find this answer helpful
Homeopath Dr. Alisha's  Response
Everyone knows that an overstretched part will normally give way or tear or burst. For example an overblown balloon can burst at its weak point. Likewise, in our body, due to overstretching or weakness, any part can give/tear and simultaneous propulsion of internal parts happens through them. This pop up is called hernia
Homeopathy works well in chronic complaints and tumours. Lots of patients come for Homeopathy treatment for hernia fearing surgery. In fact, hernia is not at all a disease, it is just like a tear which surely needs to be stitched. More the tear, more will be the bulge and there will be more chances for strangulation and pain. But it is better to opt for surgery to avoid complications. Homeopathy can only treat pain and discomfort.
Also patients should be aware that even after surgery one should be careful as it can recurr.
Homeopathic medicine commonly used for treating hernia are Arnica, Causticum, Cascara, Cocculus, Colocynthis, Lycopodium, Mag carb, Nitric acid, Nux vom, Rhus tox, Silicea, Sulphur, Veratrum album, etc.but it should be taken under the advice of good homeopath doctor
good luck
Answered: Wed, 4 May 2011
I find this answer helpful
Homeopath Dr. Swati Ramkumar's  Response
Dear shanmughavadhan,
Incisional Hernia occurs in an area of weakness caused by incompletely healed surgical scar. Oral medications from any system of medicine would not be of any great help. Surgical correction is the best solution in case of hernias. Importantly depending upon the area of involvement, avoid exertions, lifting weights, straining at stools or sitting for long duration .
Visit a surgeon for opinion and treatment.

Answered: Wed, 4 May 2011
I find this answer helpful
Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul's  Response
It can not be cured but its further spread can be checked and problems avoided. avoid weight lifting and constipation. do not strain and you can tie a support externally or use hernia belt.
Answered: Mon, 28 Feb 2011
I find this answer helpful
Homeopath Dr. Preeti Balwani's  Response
welcome to healthcare magic forum
There is no curative medicinal treatment for your trouble. only symptomatic medicine for pain, constipation & prevention can help for some time,
If the herniation is mild then just avoid abdomenal stress in the form of constipation, heavy wt lifting, jerks, use of indian toilets, chronic coughing etc.
If it is severe please consult a surgeon and get it operated as in later life it may cause any acute emergency any day.
Till that time use some abdominal support and follow above instructions.
Take care
Answered: Mon, 2 May 2011
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response
Hello Shanmughavadhana, Welcome to HealthcareMagic!
Incisional herniae are due to scars of previous surgery. These are surgical problems but these may also be managed by trusses or hernia belts. Please consult a general surgeon or gynecologist ( depending on which surgery caused your hernia ) & get timely treatment. Good luck.
Answered: Mon, 28 Feb 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor