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How long will i be off work after hernia surgery

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
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
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: If you do heavy lifting expect 4-6 weeks. If light work desk job you can go back as soon as you want. You should write down all your questions and a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
General Surgery 30 years experience
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
"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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Depends on : Your work, how much physical activity is required. Also depends on size and location of hernia and your pain tolerance. So it is difficult to say wi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Bariatrics 29 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
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 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Syed Tahir
Surgery 48 years experience
Seroma: Majority of time six months is enough time for seroma to resolve. At this point it can safely be aspirated if resolution is not satisfactory. How it s... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
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