The definitive treatment of a hernia is a surgery. With a lot of hernias remaining asymptomatic for long, an obvious question that can arise in one's mind is, ' What if I leave my hernia untreated?' Well, the general consensus within the medical fraternity is that 'All hernias should be repaired unless severe pre-existing medical conditions make surgery unsafe'. Many patients, especially those having a smaller, asymptomatic hernia who are anxious about undergoing a surgery still choose to stay away from a surgical treatment. a wise decision would be to find a hernia specialist and get a hernia repaired as soon as possible. A useful rule of thumb is that once you are sure you have a hernia, it is best to have it treated as early as possible and as well as possible.