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It has been 5 days since I have had abdominal hernia surgery and i feel really sick, what should I do?

It has been 5 days since I have had abdominal hernia surgery and i feel really sick, what should I do?

Call your surgeon : You must stay hydrated. If your abdomen is bloated, and you cannot keep liquids down, and are not passing flatus, you may have some thing known as an ileus, and need to be admitted to the hospital for IV fluids. Call your surgeon to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more


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My husband is about to have abdominal hernia surgery. What is the worst possible outcome we are looking at?

My husband is about to have abdominal hernia surgery. What is the worst possible outcome we are looking at?

A loaded question.: Every operation has risks, dependent on the procedure performed and the health of the patient. Thankfully, the risk of dying after elective hernia surgery is very, very low but not zero. More common risks include hernia recurrence, bleeding, infection, intestinal injury, to name but a few. Every case needs to be approached as "risks v. Benefits"--this should be discussed w/his surgeon pre-op. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if it has been 5 days since I have had abdominal hernia surgery and i feel really sick, why?

Should i be worried if it has been 5 days since I have had abdominal hernia surgery and i feel really sick, why?

Maybe ileus: After abdominal surgery with general anesthesia, it is common for the intestines to be uncoordinated, and not move the fluid and gas through the intestinal tract normally. This causes abdominal dissension, nausea, vomiting, and lack of passing flatus or bowel movements. May need an x-ray to diagnose. Call your surgeon to find out. ...Read more

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A 28 year old female caucasion. I have to have abdominal hernia surgery. How can I get over this fear?

A 28 year old female caucasion. I have to have abdominal hernia surgery. How can I get over this fear?

Common: Hernia surgery is a very common & safe surgical procedure. It is also common and normal to have a degree of fear or concern for surgery. Think about what is worrying you and discuss these concerns with your surgeon. Your doctor can help answer your questions & alleviate your concerns. ...Read more

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Had Abdominal Hernia Surgery 2 days ago. I still feel really really tired and nauseous after anesthesia. Is this normal?

Had Abdominal Hernia Surgery 2 days ago. I still feel really really tired and nauseous after anesthesia.  Is this normal?

Probable narcotics: This sounds like side effects of the pain pills (narcotics) try to wean your self off and change to non narcotics. Call your Surgeon ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for abdominal hernia repair? Complications? Patient has esld.

Multiple: End stage liver disease and hernia repair carry a high complication rate, bleeding, recurrence, prolonged ascities leakage, infection, liver failure are the usual. ...Read more

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Can a abdominal hernia be repaired the same time as gallbladder surgery?

Can a abdominal hernia be repaired the same time as gallbladder surgery?

Yes: Yes, but it depends on what type of hernia in terms of location and severity. A groin hernia or complex hernia would probably not be best to do at the same time. A relatively straightforward umbilical or incisional hernia can be done at the same time, but it also depends on the condition of the gallbladder. Discuss with your surgeon to find out what's best for you. ...Read more

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What are the risks of an untreated umbilical/abdominal hernia in a 48 yr old male? 9 mos ago my husband was told by 2 drs. He had an umbilical hernia & required surgery at that time he was told it was less than 3 CM in size & didn't require surgery by ano

What are the risks of an untreated umbilical/abdominal hernia in a 48 yr old male? 9 mos ago my husband was told by 2 drs. He had an umbilical hernia & required surgery at that time he was told it was less than 3 CM in size & didn't require surgery by ano

Damage intestines: The risks of having an umbilical hernia are that intestines can become trapped inside (incarcerated), and their blood supply can then be cut off (strangulation). That could cause necrosis (death) of that part of intestine, which could lead to a hole in the intestine wall. This is very rare but is serious. Usually untreated hernias just may cause some pain. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more