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A 41-year-old female asked:

I have a spegelian hernia that has bowel incarceration. my doctor is doing an open procedure. how long is recovery?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Pretty quick recover: If you did not have bowel resection , will be out in couple of days , complete wound healing will take 3 wk , even with bowel resection , that is the time needed for collagen formation.
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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IT depends: I hope there will be no bowel resection than in a few weeks you should be normal. With bowel resection things could be sometimes rougher. Recovery is individual and your surgeon will guide you in all questions you may have. Good luck!

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Last updated Oct 26, 2013

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