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A 49-year-old female asked:

Two weeks after my umbilical hernia repair my stomach seems a bit high can i wear a belly band since i can't do any exercise right now.

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Bad idea: "belly bands" are a bad idea in general, and especially after surgery. Nobody should use them!
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 52 years experience
No.: 2 weeks is early to start exercising after this type of hernia repair. Talk to your doctor about this.

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Last updated Oct 9, 2020

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