What treatment is indicated if reduction of an abdominal hernia is not successful?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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If success is not achieved after one or two attempts at reduction, a surgeon should be consulted; repeated forceful attempts are contraindicated. Pain after a successful reduction may indicate a strangulated hernia, necessitating further evaluation by a surgeon.


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