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how long does a hernia take to heal

A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It depends.: Not all hernia surgeries are alike: where was the hernia? Was mesh used for the repair? Was the operation performed via minimally invasive surgery? ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Abdominal wall hernia: Hernias in the abdominal wall are holes in the muscle layer through which abdominal contents can protrude. These can only heal in infants and toddlers ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Technically, hernias are repaired, not removed. Depending on the size of the hernia, the location, and the type of repair performed, use of mesh, etc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
41 years experience General Surgery
It depends,4-6 weeks: Small asymptomatic umbilical hernias can be managed individually: watched/expectant, repaired.If you do not plan to move to a undeveloped country, you ... Read More
Dr. Nicole Basa
20 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes, the only way to heal an umbilical hernia is by fixing it with surgery. Typically patients have discomfort for 1-2 weeks after surgery. You shou ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Should be ok: You should be ok after 4 weeks, but you need to start slow and gradually increase over at least the next 2 weeks.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Recovery support: Constipation and abdominal bloating after surgery is common. Best treated early with increasing oral liquids, magnesium laxatives and limited diet. Ok ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Not all hernia operations are the same. Generally, open inguinal hernia repair is 2-4 weeks, and lap inguinal is 1-2 weeks. Ventral hernia repair is s ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Not all hernias are the same. In general, outpatient operations for groin or belly button hernias take 1-2 weeks to recover if there are no complicati ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Hiler
41 years experience General Surgery
May take decades: Many hiatal hernias are a symptomatic. Most commonly they become associated with symptoms of acid reflux disease. Indications for operation are relate ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Variable: You are most likely having pain secondary to the operation itself, with all the tissue manipulation, trauma, sutures and mesh. While significant pain ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
35 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Primary bilateral laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair requires about 15 to 30 min to complete per side depending on surgeon experience, the exact type ... Read More
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