ModeratorMarch 26, 2016 at 4:01 pm
Hernia that didn’t completely reduce
Your GP’s statement is correct.
There is a spectrum. Your symptoms are much more important in determining need for hernia repair.
Hernias that are partially reducible may or may not strangulate. There is no strong evidence to show that such hernias lead to strangulation, which is a surgical emergency, especially if the content includes intestine.
Acutely incarcerated hernias that are painful and fully irreducible are considered higher risk for strangulation.
Hope that helps.