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generally how long should i wait after my hernia surgery before exercise

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Days to weeks: The recovery time varies with the size and location of the hernia and the method of repair. The most common hernia operation i perform is via the lap ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Parent
15 years experience Bariatrics
6 weeks: The surgeon that performed the hernia repair should provide individual recommendations for returning to activity after surgery. In our practice, we r ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Bubis
54 years experience General Surgery
Wait 6 weeks: it takes 6 weeks for the scar tissue of the hernia surgery to strengthen. Coughing during or after surgery may adversely affect your hernia repair
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
27 years experience Bariatrics
4-6 weeks: The answer may vary by surgeon and location of the hernia, but in most cases you should not do ab workouts for 4-6 weeks to allow time for healing and ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
6 weeks: About 6 weeks after surgery you should be back doing all your former activities.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies: Mostly because it is unclear if a disc bulge is really the cause of pain. Back pain can be from many sources and is usually not from disc pathology. I ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Start easy: Check with your own surgeon. But in general, gradually increase lighter activities such as walking or treadmill for first few weeks. Swimming good whe ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: What was done? Great question for your surgeon ...
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL reconstruction: Check with your orthopedic surgeon regarding restrictions and quality of acl reconstruction strength, it should start progressively. Pt should start a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
3 : 3 weeks is an average time to hold off on exercising after rhinoplasty. It'll probably be similar with a revision, but could be longer if cartilage gr ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Recovery: In general recovery after open abdominal procedure, like a caesarean section, is 6 weeks. Best to check in with your surgeon, who knows your case best ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
This varies: Keep in mind, some patients travel by plane to get their surgery. In general, some risks of flying involve development of blood clots, that risk is e ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Particular time needed unless you plan to put it over a surgical scar. Then you need months for it to completely heal.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 weeks: Generally you should be able to resume normal activity in 6 weeks. I would start slow and increase the weights over time.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends on the type of hernia and technique if repair. For most operations, activity as tolerated by pain is the rule. Check with your surgeon to b ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
14 years experience Family Medicine
Discharge Papers: You should have received discharge instructions after the procedure. I would imagine if you are not having any trouble with bleeding, you could resum ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Variable: Every surgeon has his/her own preference for returning to walking and weight bearing, so ask your surgeon! for my reconstructions, i typically allow f ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Post op: Depends on your surgeons preference. Most say 4-6 weeks before strenuous physical activity. Better ask the surgeon for sure though
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your doctor: Post surgical rehabilitation and return to activity is usually strictly controlled by the surgeon and the time to return to full activity is dictated ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tyrance jr
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Eat when hungry: Quite simply, eat when you are hungry. After resistance training, it is recommended to provide your body with a lean, healthy source of protein withi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas Yajko
51 years experience General Surgery
5-10 days: No significant lifting for 3-4 weeks.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
35 years experience Occupational Medicine
Acl: Depends on number of factors . Graft type, repair type , range of motion and pt results. Would leave this up to your surgeon- pt testing could also a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Off of what? Work? Usually can return to light work in about a week but need about 6 weeks before doing full heavy work & exercises. Ask your surgeon ... Read More

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