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When should I remove hernia bandage

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Technically, hernias are repaired, not removed. Depending on the size of the hernia, the location, and the type of repair performed, use of mesh, etc ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
Only if its stuck: A hernia is only immediately dangerous if it get "stuck" outside the body aka incarcerated. You will know if this happens, because it will become ext ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hernia: Not sure what is meant by 'lose 1'. However, do recommend that he consult with a surgeon and express his concerns. Take care.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Usually safe: because pregnancy causes a very gradual increase in stress to the hernia repair site. You should consult with your OB/GYN just to make sure.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fox
Dr. David Fox answered
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
Cannot see: Cannot see what the problem is
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
They should: Give you full instructions before you leave and a follow up appointment.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Minimum: certainly change dressings at least twice daily or more if soaking wet. If you see blood or pus- call your surgeon ASAP.
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A member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Remove bandage: a person of unknown age, gender, history of other medications asks When to remove bandage after knee surgery? ANS: As I do not have enough information ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
1-4 weeks: I advise my patients stay home for a week before returning to work unless their job requires heavy lifting, in which case it is best to wait 3-4 weeks ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
23 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Most likely they wil: Use stitched that dissolve unless its going to be a big up and down incision ( the staples).
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: You may wear your usual attire. It would be useful to wear a light pad to absorb any discharge.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Now should be OK: Almost 6 months have passed so that everything should be well healed.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Sorry to hear what has happened to you, but stop worry and self-blame since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Yes : I would wait a full month to resume vigorous activity after the surgery to allow for healing.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Either: You could do either.
A female asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Go back: I would have a professional remove it. The skin may be growing over the stitch by now.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Go ahead: Once your surgical scars are healed, it should be fine to get a belly button piercing. The piercing doesn't affect what's going on inside at all.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Just leave it...: Since bleeding stopped and incision sealed, it's good idea to leave it alone but keep it dry by opening it to air off and on, and cover it with thin p ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Don't worry.: If it stays closed, no worries. You can wipe it off carefully. If it comes open, dehisces, then need to see your surgeon ASAP.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Either: Both are probably ok, but most would cover it for convenience. Will prevent you from bleeding on things or scratching it and causing pain.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Bandage: The gauze often adheres to dried blood making it difficult to remove. You may try soaking the gauze with hydrogen peroxide for several minutes before ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
Probably OK: I can't think of a reason you can't since we generally recommend ice post surgery to reduce normal swelling. With that said, you should have been give ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
34 years experience Urology
Follow MD advice: You should really talk with your surgeon's office about what he/she recommends for your activity levels. Typically this surgery involves splitting the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Alternatives: Talk candidly with your dentist about your concern and ask if other options are available. There often are many ways to reduce pain, both non-narcotic ... Read More

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