abdominal swelling after hernia surgery

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Dr. Mark C. Weston answered:

Is it possible that on and off swelling of my abdomen be due to weightlifting to soon after hernia surgery?

Yes

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I'm sure your surgeon doesn't want you to lift weights soon after repair
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Dr. David Earle answered:

Abdominal pain at waist lind after open inguinal hernia surgery on left.

Sounds normal

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It is very common to have a variety of minor aches and pains that come and go after any operation, including open Inguinal hernia repair. Usually however, patients can tell that "something is wrong" even though it may be difficult for then to define. Trust your instinct, and see your surgeon if you think something is "wrong".
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Dr. David Earle answered:

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

Call your surgeon

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

Common

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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.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

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

A loaded question.

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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.
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Dr. David Earle answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Gena Kluwe answered:

How long after abdominal surgery can adhesions develop? I had laparoscopic hernia surgery 5-6 years ago. Is this possible?

Yes it is. Any time

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is a good time to develop adhesions. Old or new. More surgeries = more opportunity for adhesions. Not every surgery develops adhesions. Sometimes they do.
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Dr. David Earle answered:

Been having abdominal pains. i recently had an umblical hernia surgery and an appendectomy. Sharp pains right after my right rib cage. It feels lumpy?

Call your surgeon

Pain
May be normal postoperative pain after an operation depending on the technique and how long ago it was. Best to call you surgeon to find out in your case.
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i havehad a nissen and hiatal hernia surgery then an abdominal wall reconstruction with surgical mesh then an abdominal wall reconstruction with pig?

Pig - yes

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I can't tell from your description the exact mesh or where it was placed. But generally speaking, there are biologic mesh products, some of which are derived from pigs (Porcine Mesh). Porcine mesh products are processed such that all the cells are washed away, and only the underlying matrix remains. Thus, the risk of adverse reactions from the mesh are very low and the products are very safe.
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Dr. David Earle answered:

I had a hernia surgery in December 2012. It took almost 5 months to be pain free and now I'm feeling some discomfort in my lower left abdominal (groin) region. Whatshould I do?

Maybe normal for you

Groin
If you are referring to a groin hernia repair, some patients have a longer recovery time in terms of pain than others. Many patients however, regardless of recovery time have intermittent discomfort in the area that is not dangerous. If you really think something is wrong, call your surgeon to set up an appointment to check it out. Hope this helps!
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