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Might it be possible to get carry a pregnancy after abdominal hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction?

Might it be possible to get carry a pregnancy after abdominal hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction?

Yes: I have had several patients have a successful pregnancy after laparoscopic incisional hernia repair, some with large mesh. Should be equally as fine after a full abdominal wall reconstruction as well. ...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


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Can I continue abdominal workouts after a paraumbilical hernia repair is completely healed?

Can I continue abdominal workouts after a paraumbilical hernia repair is completely healed?

Exercise: after surgery. After you are fully healed & recovered about 6 weeks after surgery, you should be fine to do all normal activities and exercises. Be sure you are cleared for full exercise by your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had abdominal hernia repair (no mesh) 1 month ago. Am i still be able to go back to the gym?

I had abdominal hernia repair (no mesh) 1 month ago. Am i still be able to go back to the gym?

Enjoy the gym: Hernia repair should be well-healed after one month. If there is pain at or under the incision, see your surgeon. Otherwise, enjoy your workout. ...Read more

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What can be cuasing my abdomen to swell and hurt almost 4 months after mesh ventral hernia repair?

Seroma vs recurrence: Pain 4 months after ventral hernia repair is unusual and may be a sign of a recurrent hernia. Another less problematic cause is a seroma which is a fluid collection between the mesh and the skin which is inherent to some degree in almost a lll hernia cases but usually resolves within 2 months. ...Read more

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I had mesh lap. Hernia repair on 7/27 and just returned to work on 10/22 due to other medical issues and now my abdomen gets swells and hurts. Normal?

I can't say it is...: There's so many questions i could ask, and although you're 3 months out from surgery, complications can arise. Pain is not uncommon especially after getting active again. Not sure what you mean, but a distended abdomen may be a sign of partial or early bowel obstruction (or a number of other things). If you're not passing gas, having cramping pain or nausea and vomiting, see your doc. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have orgasms after abdominal hernia repair?

Depends ...: If your orgasms are intense and your hernia repair is recent and incision is still healing you may want to avoid another repair. ...Read more

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Subsequent to an umbilial hernia repair with mesh, how long until i can excercise my abs as my abdomen is larger than?

Exercising: After umbilical hernia repair depends on the method used ; should be discussed with your surgeon. There are many methods for repairing umbilical hernias. "tension free" repairs with mesh allow patients to resume physical activity rapidly. However, suture-only repairs may require a longer period of time to permit the repair to fully heal before aggressive exercising; esp. Ab work. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair(on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?

Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair(on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?

No help now: There are some repairs in the literature that have shown a benefit in preventing seromas by using a compression garment, but once one forms, it will most likely not help make it go away faster. I less it is causing problems, such as pain, or enlarging significantly, i tell my patients to proceed about their usual activities as it should resolve within 6 months. No need for ct scans or ultrasounds. ...Read more

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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