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how long does it take to heal after hernia surgery

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Depends: There are many types of hernias, and each type is variable in terms of its severity. Some patients and some doctors group all hernias in to a category ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Very quickly: Propofol is a short acting medication. It should wear off very quickly once the infusion pump is off. However, driving or operating dangerous equipmen ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Greuner
19 years experience General Surgery
Operative : Operative sites for a hernia can be painful for a while, although 6 months post procedure sounds a little lengthy. You should probably speak to your s ... Read More
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Dr. David Shapiro
56 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
I : I depends on where it hurts. It may be a recurrent hernia. If the pain goes dfown the lateral scrotum and then the inner thigh it may be from a nerve ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
It : It depends on if you are describing a discomfort that comes and goes when you are active, or if it is a pain that is present all the time. There is a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Jamison
34 years experience General Surgery
There : There are several different ways to repair an inguinal hernia. A traditional repair involves an incision over the area of the hernia and the placemen ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Varies: But generally swelling & mild bruising can take a few days to a week or more to redolve. Can depend on medications you may be taking, size of hernia, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Depends on the type of hernia and the extent of the surgery, but if you're talking about abdominal wall hernias, then most surgeons would recommend ho ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Mosley
20 years experience General Practice
Depends...: ...On where your hernia was and why it had to be repaired. Did you cause the hernia to exist or did you just cause it to open? How did it happen? A he ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Surgery.: The best person to answer would be your husband's surgeon.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Unique question: This is not a normal situation for those of us who work in american medicine. Most hernia surgeries are done laparoscopically and there is little to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Days-to-weeks.: Recovery following ventral hernia surgery is dependent on the operative approach (laparoscopic vs. Open), the size of the hernia, the health of the pa ... Read More

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