It is important to understand that if your hernia needs repairing surgery you should not delay this procedure because the effects of this delay will be more uncomfortable than the surgery itself.
Recent studies have shown that most of the men that were advised to have a standard hernia repair surgery delayed the intervention as much as possible, some even up to 4 or 5 years. Most of these men were thinking that as long as the hernia does not bother them too much they won’t do anything to it. In the end they were forced to go into surgery because of the increasing pain. Patients who delayed their surgical intervention for more than 2 years stated that the pain has increased to such state that everyday life was bothered. On the other hand, patients who went through surgery declared that their life has significantly improved in the years that followed the intervention.
The doctors state that the delay of a hernia surgery is an acceptable option for those men who do not feel pain from the hernia daily, because hernia complications occur on rare occasions only.
But the surgery has to be done eventually so you can delay it without if you are having some problems but in two years-time you will most likely be forced to do it.
The situation changes for the elder people because in their case risks of complications are more likely to appear so the surgery should be done shortly.