Inguinal Hernia (cont.)
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Most inguinal hernias cannot be prevented, especially in infants and children. Adults may be able to prevent a few hernias or prevent a hernia from recurring by following some of these suggestions:
Home treatment will not cure an inguinal hernia.
Certain changes in exercise, weight, and personal habits may help to prevent some hernias. Lifestyle changes also may prevent hernias from coming back after you have had surgery to repair a hernia.
Talk with your doctor before wearing a corset or truss for a hernia. These devices are not recommended for treating hernias and sometimes can do more harm than good. There may be certain situations when your doctor thinks a truss would work, but these are rare.
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