Hernia operation

Q: I had a pain in my stomach about two months ago, checked with the doctor and doctor directed me to do the C.T scan, upon getting the result
found that I had hernia in my stomach on the left side but I was feeling pain in the upper abdomen and dragging to the right side I told the doctor about this and doctor asked me to do the endoscopy of the abdomen, I checked on the internet about the Endoscopy of the abdomen and when I read the Risks, it says  that it has some risks of of making the hole in the Esophagus and some risks of getting the food particles in the lungs due to the instrument they put through mouth in the abdomen, but it is Rare, but I was scared when I read this,Please suggest me what to do, should I do it or just ignore it, and also should I go for surgery for the hernia or just wait for some time and do some exercises in order to control it . Please Advice me.


A: We suggest that you take a second opinion from a specialist before opting for surgery.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)