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What kind of doctor for a hernia?
baymarekzd posted:
My husband is having pain in his groin and thinks it may be a hernia, he doesn't have a regular doctor. What type of doctor should he go to? Does a urologist work on hernias since they are in the groin area?
counterso responded:
He can be checked by any doctor for suspicion of a hernia, but treatment will most likely be from a urologist. Do not wait. Hernias can become life-threatening if left untreated.
Lavarra responded:
I has been suffering with a Hernia for several years and now it has grown very large. I need to have surgery but I have no insurance and do not have a regular doctor. I just don't know what to do at this point. This Hernia is near my groin area too.
counterso replied to Lavarra's response:
An untreated hernia can become extremely life-threatening at any point. You must see a doctor for treatment. Discuss with them up front that you do not have insurance coverage, and surely they will work out a payment plan with you. You cannot leave it unattended. You do not need a primary care physician. Go straight to the urologist office and when you call, tell them that you have a long untreated hernia and it has continued to worsen. You should address it this week.

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