A hernia happens when the organ pushes itself through one opening of a muscle or tissue that keeps it in its place. For instance, many organs appear in the abdomen between the hips and the chest. Hernias are usually seen in the areas of the groin and upper thigh.

Many hernias do not pose a risk to life, but they do not go away by themselves. At times, to prevent any kind of complications, doctors suggest surgery. These hernias are especially seen in newborn babies.

Can a hernia go away?

As stated earlier, hernias do not heal by themselves. But there is an exception in the case of umbilical hernias. And within the age of 5, these hernias disappear and resolve by themselves. Adults need to seek treatment for their hernias as they do not go away on their own.

Symptoms of hernia

If you notice a lump or a bulge, it can be a symptom of a hernia. You can see a bulge if you suffer from an inguinal hernia on one side of your pubic bone where the thigh and the groin come together. You may also notice pain and discomfort in the place where you have the hernia.

Hiatal hernias have certain other types of symptoms. For instance, there can be chest pain, difficulty in swallowing, and heartburn. If there are no symptoms, there can be some other problems that you need to check on.

Treatment of hernia

The only treatment for a hernia is surgery. Your doctor may also tell you to go through some therapies. In case the umbilical hernia is a bit large, then the doctor may perform surgery. This is because hernias of adults do not go away on their own.


If you need treatment for your hernia, you can reach out to Dr. Abhijit Gotkhinde at Ultra Care Clinic in Pune.