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how long will i be off work after hernia surgery

A 45-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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: On what your work requirements are & your surgeon's instructions. Usually, in general, people can return to light work in a week or less and full heav ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
28 years experience General Surgery
1 to 4 weeks : Depending on type of hernia, type of repair and type of work you do it can be as short as 1 week if your work does not involve more then 10-15lbs lift ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"weeks": Recovery following hernia repair is dependent on the type of hernia, size of the hernia, technique of hernia repair, and the nature of the work that y ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Mostly on how long and how much narcotic pain medication you use after surgery. It is not uncommon to be constipated and need a few days before bowels ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Depends on the type of work and the type of hernia. Typically, after lap inguinal, 2-5 days for a non-physical job, 2-4 weeks for a physical job. Vent ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends on the type of hernia, but the usual postop instructions for my patients are to return to all usual activity as tolerated. It is usually 1- ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Ferguson
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on work: It depends on the nature of your work, but if it involves any strenuous activity, i would plan on two weeks with limited activity for six weeks post-o ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Ask Your Surgeon: If your job does not require much exertion, pain is the limiting factor deciding when you can return to work; in essence, my patients tell me when th ... Read More

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