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how long does pain last after hernia surgery

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
One hour: Most hernia operations can be performed in approximately 1 hour. Complex hernia repairs such as incisional hernias and some recurrent hernias may tak ... Read More
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends on the hernia and experience of the surgeon. Most hernias are repaired in 30 minutes or less. Most hernias mean uncomplicated and not recur ... Read More
Dr. Michael Sawyer
35 years experience General Surgery
Not long: Most simple inguinal hernia operations should take well under an hour. In contrast , surgeons should not hurry through the operation. There is at leas ... Read More
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A 36-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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Dr. Jon Krook
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23 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Severe pain should be gone by 72 hours. By a week or two you should be able to do most activities with little pain. Discuss with your surgeon how lo ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Normal: to have post operative pain for several days. But you need to consult with your surgeon, because it could be injury to your testicle, surgical site i ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Post Surgery issues: It is most likely just normal. But, if there is hot red and/or pustular drainage..Or if the pain is intolerable these should be reported to your surge ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Gagliardi
27 years experience General Surgery
Hernia surgery: We occasionally will use a "skin glue" to put the skin layer back together. The muscle underneath is sewn. The incision can look a little red, as yo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
Unusual: I haven't had many patients complain of back pain after inguinal hernia surgery. It may have been due to the positioning during surgery. Some clinic ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
37 years experience General Surgery
Hernia surgery: The recovery time after hernia surgery varies, depending on the location of the hernia, the size of the hernia, the type of repair, as well as the pat ... Read More
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A 47-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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
depends: Depends on what type of hernia and the age and medical condition of the baby. If it is a groin hernia, and the baby is healthy, recovery is typically ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends: That the depends on the type of hernia, the complexity of the hernia, your medical history, and your job. For the most common type of inguinal hernia ... Read More
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