A 34-year-old member asked:
How long does a hernia operation keep you out work?
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General Surgery 39 years experience
Varies: Depends on the type of work, but generally can go back to light work in about a week after surgery and no heavy work for about 4-6 weeks. Get specific instructions from your surgeon for your own situation.
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Last updated Sep 18, 2013
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