Question by  bigbelly (1)

Last few years I gained 100+lbs and got umbilical hernia. Any chance that losing weight will make the hernia go away?


Answer by  sonicfoundation (2597)

Losing weight will help to alleviate some of the symptoms but even losing weight will not make ti go away completely. Surgery may be needed.


Answer by  Connie45 (1110)

No. A hernia is caused by a weakness in the abdominal wall through which intestines have pushed out. Surgery using a mesh patch is the treatment for this condition, but you should lose weight prior to having the surgery, so you will be a healthier surgery candidate and will heal faster.

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