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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Ask your surgeon: Only he knows how extensive the hernia was and how it was repaired and will release you to physical activity
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Light: Light activity and light exercises like walking, swimming, light stairs or treadmill for the first 4-6 weeks. Check with your surgeon as to when you c ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Post-op pain common: Talk to your surgeon! tell him/her what's going on. You're the best judge of how much pain you can tolerate but let your surgeon know. S/he should hav ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Open inguinal hernia repair is associated with pain that usually lasts for 2-4 weeks. There is also a small possibility o developing chronic pain afte ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Probably: If you have a hernia that is enlarging or causing sone pressure or discomfort symptons, then yes have hernia surgery. Risks depend on your overall hea ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
In general,: there aren't any dietary restrictions after inguinal hernia surgery, at least once you have had your first post-operative bowel movement. Hope this he ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Variable: The timing of surgery depends on whether any pre operative evauation is necessary with other doctors, the urgency of the operation, & the surgeon's sc ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Info: Inguinal hernia repair can be performed laparoscopically or opr. Lap has less pain and shorter recovery, but only when done by a surgeon with substant ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It will get better daily-weekly but initially after anesthesia, narcotics and / or blocks wear off it is substantial!
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: ask the surgeon. Some repairs are more tenuous than others. And the surgeon will suggest. Usually 2 weeks would suffice. Once pain medicines stopped.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
Opinions: Have more than 1 doctor examine you. If surgery necessary check their record of surgery, (#'s and results.) Do have it if indicated because of danger ... Read More

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