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Will hernia operation. Help me walk better?

Will hernia operation. Help me walk better?

Yes it should: Most men get hernia repairs for symptoms, including pain with walking, lifting, pushing, etc. If you have groin pain on the side of the hernia now, then you should walk better once you have healed up from surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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I had a hernia repair. It's been 23 days of recovery. I still feel weird walking. I feel weird in that area. Is this normal?

I had a hernia repair. It's been 23 days of recovery. I still feel weird walking. I feel weird in that area. Is this normal?

Yes, definitely: Its very common to have symptoms, and for the area to feel 'weird', for weeks and months after a hernia repair. Symptoms to worry about include pain, redness of the skin, drainage, or increasing swelling or bulging of the area. ...Read more

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Is walking after hernia surgery beneficial?

Is walking after hernia surgery beneficial?

Yes: Getting up and walking shortly after surgery is very good. It can help prevent certain complications like pulmonary atelectasis and deep vein thrombosis. Early postoperative mobilization is important. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what could possibly be the worst thing that could happen if you have umbilical hernia and you keep on dancing/walking?

Can anyone tell me what could possibly be the worst thing that could happen if you have umbilical hernia and you keep on dancing/walking?

Worst... strangulate: Strangulation of a hernia is uncommon but a potentially lethal complication of a hernia. If the intestines become trapped in a hernia, the blood supply may become constricted and result in ischemia of the intestines and perforation with peritonitis. This is not a subtle finding and would cause severe pain. Make sure that the hernia can be reduced or pushed back in after activities. See an md. ...Read more

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Had hernia mesh repair 7days ago. Anytime I stand, walk, eat, use bathroom (#2) I get these charliehorse type of pain above/around the site. The entire a?

Had hernia mesh repair 7days ago. Anytime I stand, walk, eat, use bathroom (#2) I get these charliehorse type of pain above/around the site. The entire a?

Hernia repair.: I would expect that you would still have pain one week out from a hernia repair. If the pain is worsening, if you see any signs of infection, or if the pain does not gradually improve over the next few weeks, I would speak with your surgeon. You should be slowly improving at this point. Good luck. ...Read more

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Walking seems to irritate my hiatal hernia. What can I do to minimize that irritation. I want to walk for exercise or even out of necessity. But can't?

Walking seems to irritate my hiatal hernia. What can I do to minimize that irritation. I want to walk for exercise or even out of necessity. But can't?

Reflux?: Are you talking about reflux from your hiatal hernia? if so then the best solutions would be to exercise on an empty stomach or use some sort of acid blocker before you exercise. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you walk and jog with a belly button hernia.

Can you walk and jog with a belly button hernia.

You can: Yes you can walk and jog unless it is uncomfortable. If you are having symptoms or the hernia is large you will need to have it surgically repaired. You should absolutely not do any heavy lifting greater than 10 lbs. Nor any abdominal exercises before and for 6 weeks after repair. ...Read more

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Can you walk and jog with a belly button hernia.?

Can you walk and jog with a belly button hernia.?

Only if no pain: A lot depends on how big your hernia is, but if it is not causing any pain, nausea, vomiting, or distention, it is probably ok. Also, if there is any discoloration of skin over the hernia, it is time for surgical repair. ...Read more

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Pian in region of chest where hiatus hernias occur only get pian when walk after play basket ball it goes away what is it?

Musculoskeletal: Likely due to muscle strain or use. Very unlikely to be related to hiatal hernia. If it persists or gets worse or limits your activities, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more

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How soon after umbilical hernia surgery can I walk up and down stairs?

How soon after umbilical hernia surgery can I walk up and down stairs?

When comfortable: Actually, you should be able to walk up stairs almost immediately after umbilical hernia repair, just take it easy as you do it. You should avoid heavy lifting and direct abdominal wall trauma for 4 to 6 weeks postop. Listen to your body -- if you go to do something, and you feel pain, that's your body saying don't do that. It's best to ask your operative surgeon what you can and can't do. ...Read more

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It's now been 2 days since my open ingunial hernia repair and I still feel a lot of pain when walking is this normal?

It's now been 2 days since my open ingunial hernia repair and I still feel a lot of pain when walking is this normal?

Yes: The pain of open inguinal hernia repair is not unlike a really bad pulled muscle--any activity involving your core or groin muscles will hurt for at least a week. Don't be discouraged--the pain will diminish considerably over the next few weeks. Follow your surgeons recommendations for activity limits & pain medication. If you are getting worse instead of better, your surgeon will want to know. ...Read more

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Have this ache when I walk for abit I will get a groin ache and will have to limp. Feels fine when not walking on it been 3 weeks could be hernia?

Have this ache when I walk for abit I will get a groin ache and will have to limp. Feels fine when not walking on it been 3 weeks could be hernia?

Need a physical exam: With a doctor. Cannot tell here what may cause your groin discomfort. Could be a swollen lymph gland, a muscle strain or injury, or a hernia, etc. Needs a physical exam to tell. ...Read more

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Hi, my right ovary hurts and I have very bad groin pain. It hurts when I walk, sit, or lay down. I had hernia test, was negative, what could it be?

Hi, my right ovary hurts and I have very bad groin pain. It hurts when I walk, sit, or lay down. I had hernia test, was negative, what could it be?

Inguinal pain: This could still be a hernia. It is difficult to diagnose an inguinal hernia in females, however they are not uncommon. Be sure to see an experienced general surgeon if the symptoms continue or worsen. It is important to have a pelvic ultrasound to evaluate the pelvis to rule out gynecological pathology. ...Read more

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Have a lrg seroma after lap hernia surgery what is best way for it to go away with out aspiration, will walking and putting heat on it help?

Not much: Walking is not going to help and in fact may make it bigger. Heat will also not be effective if the seroma is large. Aspirating a seroma is generally done in an outpatient setting and the seroma may require multiple rounds of aspiration, depending on the rate of buildup, location and symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a right inguinal hernia and a left medial menicus tear, both surgery repaired with 4 months affect your walking? I limp after a few steps.

Can a right inguinal hernia and a left medial menicus tear, both surgery repaired with 4 months affect your walking? I limp after a few steps.

Meniscus problem: Hernia rarely affects gait, but expect problems from medical injury, as this does not occur in a vacuum. Other degenerative aspects to the knee commonly cause gait problems. Return to your ortho to get topical agents, braces? Or injections to help your pain. If that does not work, physical, therapy and perhaps a cane will help ...Read more

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Delivery job entails lifting 75-150 lbs, walk 6-8 miles, in and out of truck 200 times. Had menisectomy, hernia surgery. Now TKR. Can I still do my job?

Delivery job entails lifting 75-150 lbs, walk 6-8 miles, in and out of truck 200 times. Had menisectomy, hernia surgery. Now TKR. Can I still do my job?

Other options: If it is your job that has caused a hernia, a meniscal tear, and the subsequently a need for a knee teplacement, you might want to consider a less rigorous job. ...Read more

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I had umbilical hernia surgery yesterday today I'm so so sore I can't walk cough or anything and my tablets wear of to quick, . What can I do?

I had umbilical hernia surgery yesterday today I'm so so sore I can't walk cough or anything and my tablets wear of to quick, . What can I do?

Call Surgeons Office: We have many alternatives to narcotic pain medication to help control postop pain, such as ice packs, nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen), and acetaminophen. If that doesn't work, you may need a higher narcotic dose. Please check with your surgeon--they will likely offer these options. Rest assured, the pain will lessen every day! ...Read more

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Umbilical Hernia surgery with local and sedation. How quickly does sedation wear off? Is recovery very painful? Similar to c section? Walk easily?

Umbilical Hernia surgery with local and sedation. How quickly does sedation wear off? Is recovery very painful? Similar to c section? Walk easily?

Umbilical hernia: Sedation usually wears off in a few hours depending on which local they used. The recovery is similar to C-section. Make sure to stay on top of the pain. Watch out for constipation. Start off with bland foods and work your way back to a normal diet. Drink plenty of fluids. Monitor for signs of infection (redness, pain, swelling, and fever). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a hiatus hernia and I have been vomiting brown liquid today is that normal? From scotland and visiting the us. Need to know if I should go to a walk in clinic?

I have a hiatus hernia and I have been vomiting brown liquid today is that normal? From scotland and visiting the us. Need to know if I should go to a walk in clinic?

Maybe: You will have to use your judgment. If you have a large hiatal hernia, I would be much more concerned than of it were a small hernia. If you have he sense something is seriously wrong, check it out. ...Read more

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Pain in right groin, radiates to right hip & thigh-feels worse when sitting & then standing up. Lessens after walking a bit...Femoral hernia?

Pain in right groin, radiates to right hip & thigh-feels worse when sitting & then standing up. Lessens after walking a bit...Femoral hernia?

Could be: Best to see your primary care provider for an exam. Even then, it is often difficult to find small hernias in women on exam, and you may need a dynamic ultrasound or ct scan to make the diagnosis. If the symptoms are mild enough, and your exam is normal, it may be appropriate just to observe it. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had hernia surgery 2 weeks ago today and the left side of my scrotum and inner thigh is very painful to the touch. Hard to walk without severe pain?

Pain and Surgeons: Pain, especially the unexpected pain post operatively should be reported to the surgeon. This is how they monitor post op complications. Please call your surgeon today. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with sliding hiatus hernia 7 months back. Chest pain, acidity post meal, fatigue, sleep problems. Should I walk for 10 mins after meal?

I was diagnosed with sliding hiatus hernia 7 months back. Chest pain, acidity post meal, fatigue, sleep problems. Should I walk for 10 mins after meal?

Hiatal hernia: Walking after a meal should help. Eating small meals more frequently may also help. Sleeping with your head and body on pillows will help at night. Also, taking acid reducers before you go to bed will help. The hiatal hernia allows for acid reflux (GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease or GERD). The hiatal hernia is fixable if medical therapy and conservative maneuvers don't help. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more