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umbilical hernia after c section

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Skinner
18 years experience Family Medicine
Umbilical hernia: Sedation usually wears off in a few hours depending on which local they used. The recovery is similar to C-section. Make sure to stay on top of the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
2 weeks,local OK: Recovery from umb. hernia repair is about 15 days in most cases. That would be no lifting more than 10 lbs and no physical exercise except walking. Ca ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
As tolerated: Activity with an umbilical hernia should be as tolerated by pain and discomfort. If it gets larger, or causes pain, should be ale validated by a gener ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Hernia repair : The least invasive approach is a small incision at the umbilicus, using sutures, mesh, or both to repair the defect. There are "ventral patches" speci ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible: Occurrence of incisional hernias are unpredictable in any surgery, can occur first section or after several, even with uneventful post op course, pr ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: An incisional hernia can occur following any abdominal surgery, although it is more likely with midline incisions. Patient-factors that can contribut ... 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 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible: It may be just a collection of blood and fluid , wait couple of wks to till the wound heals and go for post OP visit to your doctor .
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
39 years experience Trauma Surgery
Hernia: It is a hernia, or protrusion of abdominal contents through a previous laparoscopic surgery access site. They can and should be repaired if symptomati ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: This is normal, and will take 2-4 weeks to go away. Worse with coughing and sneezing is also normal. Hope this helps!
A female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Talk to surgeon : There are risks of recurrence with any surgery. Make sure the surgeon sees your mom. If he/she did it laparoscopically then it was patched. The her ... 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 member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Edges rolled: The skin did not heal.and infection can do it too. See your surgeon.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes but low risk: Acretta can develop even in women who have never had a c/section. Fortunately this is rare. The risk is much higher if the placenta is covering the ... Read More
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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 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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Seroma: Yes seromas can recur particularly if there is a space between hernia and the skin and seromas can get infected as well. Should see your surgeon.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
Anything: There shouldn't be any dietary restrictions following umbilical hernia surgery.
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A female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: How long have you been after lap hernia repair? Inguinal? Hernia repair is to reinforce the strength of the original weakened muscle and fascia with a ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alireza Raboubi
14 years experience Family Medicine
YES: referred to as VBAC. however, not all OBGYNs are in favor of this
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience General Surgery
It can: Usually, if an infection is going to occur, it does so in the first 2 weeks or so. A suture that has not dissolved or a permanent suture may have gott ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Could be fluid: Post-operative seromas, a collection of fluid at the site of an incision, may cause some protrusion under the skin, looking like a hernia. It is poss ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes: After any surgery, a ridge develops where the incision is. This is called the proud or healing ridge and slowly disappears over a four month period. I ... Read More

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