Summary: For patients with asymptomatic inguinal hernia, there may be no difference in pain and discomfort, general health status, complications, or risk of life-threatening with “watchful waiting” compared to immediate surgery – both treatment options for asymptomatic inguinal hernia are safe, but most patients will develop symptoms (mainly pain) over time and will require operation.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/22430913/

Strength of Recommendation = B

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