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Afraid of hernia operation

I was recently diagnosed with hernia and the doctor said I will need surgery. However, I don’t want an operation because of the possible side effects such as impotence, among others. Is there any drug I can use to clear the hernia? I am 55 years old.
Okechukwu (by SMS)

 

The best treatment for a hernia is still surgery. I will therefore advise that you heed your doctor’s advice. When done by competent hands in a well-equipped hospital, a hernia operation is very safe and leaves little or no physical defects.