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umbilical hernia repair recovery time

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Short: Most umbilical hernia repairs are done outpatient and require a very short recovery. If you do a lot of liftinig, bending and stooping and straining ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
21 years experience General Surgery
Depends : most surgeons agree that maximum strength of your repair reached in 6 weeks. Some surgeons allow laparoscopic repairs to lift normally right away,but ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: It could be infected but it also may be normal odor from sweating. Sutures can also work their way out of the hernia repair. Return to you doctor and ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
You need to make an: appointment with the surgeon who performed your operation as soon as possible. Something is not correct.
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 member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
17 years experience General Surgery
Soft foods: This surgery is usually done with laparoscope and involves a one day stay. You will start with thin liquids and advance slowly. This should help your ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Usually an outpatient surgery at a hospital or surgery center. Can go home after recovered from the anesthetic. Unless the surgery is being performed ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Insurance?: If you have insurance it will likely be covered. Otherwise you need to ask the doctor and perhaps do some shopping around for a good surgeon at a reas ... 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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
IT ISN'T, IMO: There are multiple approaches a surgeon can take to repair an inguinal hernia. Factors include age of patient, primary or recurrent hernia, medical is ... Read More
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 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
HH: This is called hiatal hernia, & depending on the size & extent of herniation, laparoscopic surgery is performed on op basis. Recovery is fast if no co ... Read More
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 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 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 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Drain it or not: Most of these are self-limiting. They can be drained and will resolve. Don't worry. They are usually no big deal.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Bergstein
38 years experience General Surgery
1-2 weeks: While it varies, return to work is often 1 week, even for moderately active jobs.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Roth
Dr. J. Roth answered
27 years experience General Surgery
Parastomal hernia: Recovery from hernia repair is variable based upon many factors such as hernia size, prior operative details, and type of surgery performed. If possi ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
What: What about it? You mean recovery time form ventral hernia repair. About a week to two depending on size.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"Close the Hole": Inguinal hernias may be repaired from the "outside-in" (open) or "inside-out" (laparoscopic). Either way, the principle is the same: close the hole, ... Read More
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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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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
General surgeons: Inguinal hernia repair is done by mostly general surgeons, however certain general surgeons will do only hernia surgery only.
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