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umbilical hernia after gallbladder surgery

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
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
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
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
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A 35-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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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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Relatively common: The most common anti-reflux procedure is called a fundoplication, which involves closure of the hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a porti ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
No.: Not in my experience. I have never seen bloating as a complication of a hernia repair.
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A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Post op pain: and burning are not uncommon; however, it is a good idea to call your surgeon and get rechecked.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Soreness: After laparoscopic gallbladder removal, lap hernia, or open hernia, there will be , of course, some temporary post op pain. This will be easily manage ... Read More
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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
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 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Decrease amount of pain medications, try prunes, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) , stool softeners and ask your surgeon for advice.
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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 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 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 86-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NOT serious: After major laparoscopic surgery like colectomy , some times incisional hernia develops , if it happens will need simple surgery to repair it.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
More Information...: It's hard to give an exact answer without more information, however if your surgery was done laparoscopically usually one of the incisions is made in ... 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 male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please contact: your surgeon and advise of this.
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Each person is different & depends if you are asking about open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery may have less pain t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Sex after a ventral hernia repair can occur once the patient is comfortable. It will not cause harm to the repair.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Either: Both are equal and should remedy the problem
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