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will I lose weight after repairing my umbilical hernia

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Weinberger
22 years experience General Surgery
Up to you: Only if you exercise more and eat less. Weight loss is a matter of calories burned being greater than calories consumed. Hernia surgery closes or occl ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Parent
15 years experience Bariatrics
6 weeks: The surgeon that performed the hernia repair should provide individual recommendations for returning to activity after surgery. In our practice, we r ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: If it hurts in the surgical area STOP! Otherwise that is a reasonable toning EXERCIZE.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Shouldn't : The weight loss will not affect your hernia repair. It will however positively affect your life. Good luck, and congratulations in advance.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not usually: However if you have gained a significant amount of weight, you may be putting undue stress on your diastasis repair which could be associated with umb ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Likely be advised to: People tend to lose weight after heart surgery more so because of being advised that their bad food habits have to change for them to have a chance of ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
No: Hernia is a defect ( hole) in muscle/fascia. Once u have it, it never goes away. With efforts to try to loose wt and lifting etc, it may get bigger. I ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Ask your surgeon: With my patients are usually tell them to return to normal activity as tolerated by pain. That may not be the case however if a non-mesh technique was ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Lazy-Boy: Many patients prefer to sleep in a reclining chair for the first few days after surgery due to the pain associated with rising from a flat position. O ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Probably a : Question best answered by the surgeon who performed your repair, who knows the specifics of your situation.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes: Increased hernias after rny because of protein malabsorption. Also after duodenal switch. But not typically with lap band or the gastric sleeve.
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Dr. Philip Woodworth
24 years experience General Surgery
185 lbs: You would ideally like your bmi to be normal but a good goal is to get it below 34. You are currently over 42. So a weight of 185 is a good targert. A ... Read More
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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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
Not much: You may lose up to 5-10 pounds in the first month after lap band placement. The band is not tightened until 6 to 8 weeks after implantation; therefor ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amir Azarnivar
38 years experience Endocrinology
Abdominal Obesity: Walking is the best exercise that doesn't cause so much tension in abdomen and isn't in conflict with prior surgeries for "hernia". If we don't park c ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It should help.: Hiatal hernia is used synonymously with gerd, although one may have one without the other. If you are referring to heartburn, yes, weight loss can us ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Singh
Dr. Jay Singh answered
30 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
The loss will help: Hiatal Hernias are common and can often exacerbate GERD. Weight is on huge (sorry for the pun) factor due to abdominal pressure. The use of alcohol al ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
No food has been: Shown to strengthen lower abdominal tissues or to avoid hernia recurrence.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
No: While hernias may recur, your activity won't be the cause. Best of luck with weight loss. Remember to eat fewer calories while exercising for more eff ... Read More
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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
16 years experience General Surgery
Yes: I would definitely ease into the training, but you should be fine at this point.
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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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