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Is surgery necessary for irreducible paraumblical hernia?

Q: I am 50 years old, 5.1 cms tall and weight 80 kg. Is surgery an urgent need in case of irreducible paraumbilical hernia?

A:Yes. An irreducible paraumbilical hernia does require early surgery to avoid future complications like strangulation. From the data you have provided it appears that you are slightly overweight and hence will require investigations to assess your general level of fitness before surgery.

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