A 37-year-old male asked:
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i had right inguinal hernia repair three years ago. is there any chance of recurrence. what activities should i avoid.

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Slight chance: With current techniques the recurrence rate is very small , one time used to be any where 3 to 8 % , by 3 rd yr you did not have recurrence probably will not get recurrence , as most of the recurrences will occur in first year, you should do everything you want to do , that is the reason you had surgery.
Answered on Aug 13, 2013
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Dr. Michelle Gordon
20 years experience General Surgery
A chance: There is a chance of recurrence depending on the experience of your surgeon. I give my post-op hernia patients no restrictions, especially 3 years later.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015
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