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Umbilical hernia after gallbladder surgery

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
General Surgery 45 years experience
2 to 6 weeks.: It all depends on how the hernias are being repaired. If open with mesh, the standard time would be 6 weeks. If done laparoscopically, the 2 weeks mig... Read More
Dr. Neel Karne
General Surgery 18 years experience
4-6weeks: They are usually done laparoscopically and given the umbilical hernia repair your surgeon will likely rec'd 4-6weeks of no lifting great than 20lbs to... Read More

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
2 weeks: After surgery is about the time you should be seeing your surgeon in follow-up. Its normal to have pain as long as it is gradually improving. Discuss ... Read More
Dr. Donny Peterson
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Within Normal Limits: Gallbladder and hernia surgery typically are procedures that allow a relatively quick recovery and return to basic activities. Many people experience... Read More
Dr. David Henry
General Surgery 12 years experience
Should be improving: The amount and duration of pain depends on how big the umbilical hernia was and how it was fixed. For a small umbilical hernia and gallbladder surger... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
2-3 Weeks: The limiting factor in your case is the hernia repair, which necessitates a period of light activity until you can resume heavy lifting. Of course, n... Read More
Dr. David Henry
General Surgery 12 years experience
4-6 weeks: It depends on how big the hernia was, how big the mesh is, and if the hernia repair was done open or laparoscopically (with tiny incisions and a video... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: It is very common to have a small umbilical hernia repaired at the same time you have a laparoscopic gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy). It is not ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Obtain further tests: I would recommend obtaining evaluation with a gastroenterologist as many things can cause your pain: sphincter of oddi dysfunction, choledocholithiasi... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Durga Komaragiri
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Could be scar pain: If no other infectious symptoms/ could be scar healing/ adhesions/ constipation/ if worsening seek medical attention for obstruction/ try pain meds / ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Not much: Since these procedures can be accomplished concurrently and laparoscopically, postoperative restrictions should be minimal. You will probably be advis... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Surgery: Speak with your surgeon about it. A general surgeon does both of those surgeries, so it is worth discussing the possible combination surgery.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
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 .
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vineet Choudhry
General Surgery 18 years experience
Hard to answer. : The reason you could be sick and still in a lot of pain could be due to any number of reasons, some related to the surgeries and some not. The differe... Read More

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