I have a 3 - 4 inch incisional hernia from my resection surgery in 2006. My GI said I should get it fixed when it began to"bug me". It does bug me and is painful sometimes,but not bad enough for me to want another surgery. My question is... do all hernias need to be repaired at some poin? My husband may be laid off in December so I need to decide what to do. If I go to a surgeon of course he will say it's necessary. Any thoughts????
Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Endocort, Prednisone, Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.