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losing weight after having umbilical hernia repair

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.

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several weeks: The fatty tissue will shrink. The bruising will resorb some residual scar is common follow instructions avoid sit-ups and abdominal strai ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Hernia repair: It should help the repair by taking pressure off the site.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
21 years experience General Surgery
Very common problem: Typically a simple outpatient procedure. May or may not require mesh depending on the size. Several days of mild to moderate pain. Recommend no heav ... 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 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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
37 years experience General Surgery
no: You should wait for several months, at least six, before evaluating whether or not you are happy with the results of your recent procedure. Hopefully ... Read More
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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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Unusual to have: These symptoms after umbilical hernia surgery. Please consult with your original surgeon to make sure that you don't have any recurrence of hernia or ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It should help.: Hiatal hernia is used synonymously with gerd, although one may have one without the other. If you are referring to heartburn, yes, weight loss can us ... 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 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Shouldn't : The weight loss will not affect your hernia repair. It will however positively affect your life. Good luck, and congratulations in advance.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Lazy-Boy: Many patients prefer to sleep in a reclining chair for the first few days after surgery due to the pain associated with rising from a flat position. O ... Read More
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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 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: If the discomfort is in the muscles near the surgical site, it may be that the muscles are weak & tire more easily with work or activities causing mus ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes , must : Lose weight before surgery , and not to gain weight again is the best way to prevent another recurrence , unfortunately surgeons rarely find such a c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Probably yes: Because you can exercise more and burn calories that you would otherwise not. But only indirectly.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Why do you want : Start smoking , if you are able stop due to surgery , don't start. Most of the people after surgery will resume normal activities in 4 wks , if you c ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Tseng
21 years experience General Surgery
If : If you are noticing a new bulge in the "stomach" you could have a recurrence again of your hernia. The best test to find this out is a ct scan.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Minimum: certainly change dressings at least twice daily or more if soaking wet. If you see blood or pus- call your surgeon ASAP.
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A male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Wait and see: do not stretch your abdomen too much for next 2 to 3 wks for compete healing then only you know if hernia is recurring .
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes: Increased hernias after rny because of protein malabsorption. Also after duodenal switch. But not typically with lap band or the gastric sleeve.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: A seroma is a fluid collection. You likely had a bruise (hematoma/blood) in this location, and your body has absorbed the solid portions and left the ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please contact: your surgeon and advise of this.

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