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A 55-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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 31-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.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Recheck hernia site: Would see a doctor to see if you have a recurrent hernia.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Check with your: Own surgeon, but in general i would instruct patients it is alright to walk up stairs immediately after hernia surgery.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: If it hurts in the surgical area STOP! Otherwise that is a reasonable toning EXERCIZE.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Alright: Should be fine to return to all normal activities and exercises once you are fully healed and released to such activities by your surgeon.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Post Surgery: I always defer this question to the surgeon who performed the procedure and who will likely do a follow up examination. The surgeon knows what procedu ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience General Surgery
Should wait: 6 weeks. Just be mindful that to exercise as tolerated to prevent recurrent.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mena Mesiha
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgeon Decision: Physical therapy after surgery should always be guided by the surgeon. In general acl recovery takes several months so don't be surprised if you are o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Weinberger
22 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Ask your surgeon: He knows the details of your individual case and can give you the most accurate answer.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Exercise: after surgery. After you are fully healed & recovered about 6 weeks after surgery, you should be fine to do all normal activities and exercises. B ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, assuming: your hernia repair is successful, which is the case in probably about 90% of the cases, more or less depending on size of hernia and strength of your ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
16 years experience General Surgery
Yes: I would definitely ease into the training, but you should be fine at this point.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Choi
Dr. John Choi answered
17 years experience General Surgery
Hernia surgery: Routinely 8 weeks should be fine, you should check with your surgeon.
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience Family Medicine
Older exercise: The only harm in lifting weights is when you try to lift beyond your physical capabilities. If you have maintained your physical health then you have ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
35 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Getting up and walking shortly after surgery is very good. It can help prevent certain complications like pulmonary atelectasis and deep vein thrombos ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
No hernia: Varicocelectomy should not cause an inguinal hernia. I usually have my patients return to normal activity as tolerated by pain after hernia repair, bu ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma answered
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hernia: It can be just post surgical but u should see your surgeon to make sure there is no recurrence.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Probably, but: Always best to consult the operative surgeon. Call your orthopedist who will either speak to you directly, as part of the original service, or have hi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Usually 3-6 weeks: Inguinal hernia repair is associated with significant discomfort for the first few weeks after surgery that precludes these exercises. My recommendati ... Read More

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