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Abdominal Swelling After Hernia Surgery
Is it possible that on and off swelling of my abdomen be due to weightlifting to soon after hernia surgery?
Yes: I'm sure your surgeon doesn't want you to lift weights soon after repair. ...Read more
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
Its been 18 days after my hernia surgery with mesh in left side abdomen, i feel very numbness under my incision but without any redness or swelling is it ok?
I had a umbilical hernia surgery 3 1/2 weeks ago. And my stomach is bigger than before my surgery. Is it normal to have swelling?
Do I have to live with constant moderate to severe pain? And what is wrond with me? 32 year old male previous hernia surgery left side five years ago healed fine. Moderate to severe pain in left hip radiating down leg and into right side. Swelling and pai
My testicles have become slightly smaller after my hernia surgery, what could be the reason, never had swelling after surgery, no pain either no mesh?
Likely had hydrocele: Small hydroceles surrounding testes could have made you feel testes were larger than they were before. Ur now feeling true size of testes. Unlikely 2B testicular atrophy as they have only become slightly smaller ; presumably are both similar is size. So u can stop worrying. ...Read more
What would make my left foot and ankle swell after hernia surgery? Had it done on 12-18-15 and I noticed that my foot started swelling on 12-21-15
Not due to surgery:
Swelling of foot and ankle is not a complication of Hernia Surgery.I suggest you have your Doctor check it.
It may be due to edema caused by the Iv Fluids if given during the surgery.If it is painful then it may be some kind of trauma.But the surgery will not cause the swelling ...Read more
I had open inguinal hernia surgery a few days ago, i noticed a lot of swelling at and around the incision, is this normal, what causes this, how long should it last and what could I do to reduce it.
Probably normal: If the repair was done with an open technique, there is usually swelling and a firmness felt under the length of the incision. Ice and antiinflammatory medication can help. If it is really large, call your surgeon to check it out - could be bleeding under the skin we call a hematoma. Hope you recover quickly! ...Read more
I have a high C-reactive protein level (25) after a laprascopic hernia surgery I still have swelling could this be the cause for the high level?
Likely: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Tissue damage and inflammation from any cause can raise CRP. You may wish to repeat it after you have healed properly , preferably after about 6 weeks. ...Read more
Why would the testicle be hard and swollen a month after inguinal hernia surgery? Swelling has remained the same about 2 weeks. Little change!
My husband had inguinal hernia surgery 3 days ago. Scrotal swelling is huge & has increased each day. Is daily increase normal? Used Ice & elevated.
Here are some...: Go to be checked by the surgeon is the most reasonable thing to do although most of times nothing could be or need to be done since such occurrence after inguinal hernia repair is usually self-limiting, but taking much longer time to resolve. Clinically, it may result from bleeding at the surgical site. Again, go to be checked. Best wish to health... ...Read more
Inguinal hernia surgery 5.5 weeks ago, some swelling at incision very small amount of blood today, should I be alarmed? No pain, no fever
Left inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago. Testicle still really swollen and cord swollen. Lipoma removed from cord. Is swelling of testicle normal???
Not uncommon: After an inguinal hernia repair, swelling is very common. Without an exam, it is hard to say if your swelling is totally normal. Please seek advice from your surgeon to know if your swelling is normal or not. ...Read more
Ihad umbilical hernia surgery last year. A few months ago swelling has appeared above navel. Doc said it was lack of muscle tone. Still concefned?
Need Hernia Check: It sounds like your doctor is describing diastasis rectii, a common condition where the normally-fused rectus ("6-pack") muscles separate; this may look like a hernia but is cosmetic only. Alternatively, you may have developed a recurrent hernia. I suggest you return to see your hernia surgeon or seek out a second opinion--this is easily resolved by a careful hernia exam. Good luck! ...Read more
5 days after inguinal hernia surgery. Right testicle very sore to touch. Pain and swelling near where mesh is fixated. Stinging pain in area of wound?
at the internal inguinal ring, Call your surgeon.
bedrest, elevate your legs and apply ice to scrotum ...Read more
Husband had inguinal hernia surgery little over 3 mths ago. Testicle not scrotum on side of surgery still very swollen. I am aware testicles are not the same size but this is much larger than prior to surgery. Should swelling be gone? What could this be?
Hydrocoele?: Need to return to your husband's surgeon. It could be a hydrocoele ...Read more
Have had hernia above belly button since I was baby, 38 now. Would that cause abdominal swelling day after abdominal workout?
Yes: Sliding hiatal hernias are the most common of the hernias that occur around the lower esophagus and are commonly associated with reflux. Clinically significant reflux can occur with or without a hiatal hernia and is usually the cause of the symptoms mistakingly attributed to the hernia. Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease(GERD) can also co-exist with other digestive diseases . GERD medications work. ...Read more
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
What to do with 840 mililiters blood in abdomen after hernia surgery had hernia repair surgery on testicle was in bad pain 2 weeks later dr said blood floating around in abdomen
Many : Many times the blood you are talking about is bodily fluids tinged with blood. Sometimes you don't even have to drain that fluid. I'm assuming they did because you have an exact measure of 840 milliliters... Either way many times a collection of bodily fluids or even frank blood as long as the bleeding stopped is left alone for your body to deal with. ...Read more
I was told today by my surgeon that I have a weakend spot in my abdomen wall where he was unable to bridge the mesh during my hernia surgery in july. Will a hernia form at the weakend spot ?
Sounds like: The surgeon was worried enough about that possibility to inform you that mesh could not correct the entire defect at the time of your repair. ...Read more
Call your surgeon: I this occurs during the first few days after surgery, it is sometimes best to re-operate and drain/wash out the would and re- close. Two weeks is a bit long gift that, and the blood is spread into the tissues and not easily removed. May be best to wait until it reabsorbs, and that takes up to several weeks. See you surgeon to find out what's best in your case. ...Read more
I had inguinal open mesh-hernia surgery a year ago. i've gained 10 kgs. Would it recur if i do abdominal exercise to reduce my belly. Pls advise.
No: While hernias may recur, your activity won't be the cause. Best of luck with weight loss. Remember to eat fewer calories while exercising for more effective weight loss. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had abdominal hernia surgery two weeks ago and still have pain. The area around the incision is tender and occasionally pain walking. What can I do?
Can a weak spot in my abdomen be causing a seroma to return almost seven months after lap. Ventral hernia surgery? If not than what could be causing the seroma to return?
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
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
An enlarging abdomen over what is normal for you, can develop over a period of hours to weeks. This excludes obesity, common causes are gas in the intestine, fluid in the abdomen, pregnancy, and rarely cancer. A CAT scan or ultrasound will show what is going on. Would be helpful to know if there are other symptoms, such as pain, ...Read more
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