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How long do you have to wait after getting surgery for a hernia for flying on a 3 hour plane?

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Dr. John Langell
General Surgery 22 years experience
No rule for flight: although there is no specific rule for when you can fly after most hernia surgeries, It makes sense to wait 1-2 weeks if having substantial pain after surgery or you are high risk for complications. If you had laparoscopic surgery it is often recommended you wait about 24 hours to let the Air introduced in to your abdomen completely otherwise it could cause increased pain due to pressure changes

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How long can a person with a severe hernia wait to get surgery. ?

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Dr. Wendell Goins
General Surgery 42 years experience
Don't Wait: If you have significant symptoms related to a Hernia ,i would recommend that you see a General Surgeon as soon as possible and have the surgeon evaluate the hernia and make recommendations for treatment ( repair ).

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