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Lifting weights after hernia surgery

A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Check with surgeon: You need to check with your surgeon as the type and extent of the surgery will be known to him/her and the best advice given.

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
General Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: First i would consult with your surgeon. He should have provided you with activity instructions during your follow up visits. Every surgeon has diff... Read More
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Rather than a specific time frame, i tell patients to return to normal activity as tolerated after inguinal hernia operations. You may have something... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Probably a : Question best answered by the surgeon who performed your repair, who knows the specifics of your situation.
Dr. Henry Yavorek
General Surgery 36 years experience
2-6 weeks: Laparoscopic - 2 weeks open repair - 6 weeks.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
As tolerated : Usually, patients should return to normal activity as tolerated by pain. If it hurts, ease up. Check with your surgeon to be sure.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Recheck hernia site: Would see a doctor to see if you have a recurrent hernia.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Weinberger
General Surgery 23 years experience
Up to you: Only if you exercise more and eat less. Weight loss is a matter of calories burned being greater than calories consumed. Hernia surgery closes or occl... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Parent
Bariatrics 16 years experience
6 weeks: The surgeon that performed the hernia repair should provide individual recommendations for returning to activity after surgery. In our practice, we r... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: You should not go lifting weights. Find a safer exercise that does not put so much pressure in that area. Take up swimming or cycling
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Activity: Your activity level has changed. You spent more time at home. When you regain strength and add exercises and diet restrictions your weight will stabil... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Be Realistic about w: If you can realistically loose the weight and control your blood sugar then it will be better to wait for elective surgery however my experience is th... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology 26 years experience
Eating: did you eat much less did your pain prevent intake of food

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