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Constipation After Hernia Surgery Treatment
Is warm liquid better than cold for constipation? What is the best stool softener after hernia surgery?
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
Help with SIBO. Constipation, HORRIBLE BREATH...!!! And reflux(has improved since hiatal hernia surgery). My breath is so foul no one can talk to me.
Here are some ...: In addition to focusing on the care for SIBO, don't forget working on oral hygiene with regular visit to dentist to mak sure of no tooth-related disorders, daily toothbrush, flossing all the spaces among teeth, and rinsing the month with oral antiseptic solution especially after sweet consumption. These are primary and essential for breath improvement besides systemic care for possible SIBO. ...Read more
I'm almost 2 weeks post ventral hernia surgery and have been very constipated. I had bowel movement & there was a lot of blood. Should I be concerned?
Defer to Surgeon: It all depends on the type of surgery and the complications, if any, that arise. Due to these common facts, I would defer to the recommendations of the surgeon taking care of you. There will be post-operative instructions given to you when you are sent home that will cover this. ...Read more
Is hydrocolon therapy likely to aggravate me if I had umbilical hernia surgery at 3 yrs old? (I'm 30 now)
No: But might hurt your finances without providing any medical benefit. ...Read more
I had lap. Inguinal hernia surgery three weeks ago. I feel a "pulling sensation" near my right scrotum.
How do I cure this?
Can I start working out?
Hernia repair: Check with your doctor, you may have nothing to worry about. He can give you instructions as to when you can work out. ...Read more
Can I resume normal activities, such as lifting( I have a strenuous work life) 3 1/2 to 4 weeks after hiatal hernia surgery’s (laproscopic)?
Give it more time:
One of the causes of early hiatal hernia repair failure is sudden increase in pressure inside the abdomen like coughing, vomiting, lifting heavy stuff etc
Body takes 6 weeks roughly to lay down the matrix needed for healing, tissue continues to heal for months afterwards but at 6 weeks after surgery it has reached 80% strength. Running jogging should be ok at this stage . ...Read more
There are several types of hernia surgery, the most common is inguinal and is best handled as an outpatient with local anesthesia. Here small intestine slides out of the groin or inguinal canal and this opening is closed preventing bowel from sliding out.
A ventral hernia is a weakness in the belly wall and usually requires some type of mesh to give the belly wall strength. ...Read more
Depends: Not all hernias are the same. The most common hernia operation is an inguinal hernia repair which typically has a 1-3 week recovery period for a laparoscopic repair and a 2-4 week recovery for an open repair. ...Read more
Uncommon: Fortunately, complications are uncommon after hernia repair, but they can be serious when they happen. Specific to hernia repair, chronic pain and hernia recurrence occur about 5% of the time or less for small, uncomplicated hernia repairs that are typically performed as an outpatient. Not all hernias are equal however, and a general surgeon may be able to give you specifics for your case. ...Read more
Not a good idea: Avoid any physical activity till your surgeon clears you. This is a question you should ask your surgeon ...Read more
Regular staple: Presuming you are talking about the skin closure, they are typically the shape of a regular staple. They are "open" on the side under the skin, but angled towards the center of the staple. ...Read more
Tissue trauma : Any operation causes tissue trauma, from the skin incision, to the dissection and management of the operative field, to the placement of foreign material such as suture and mesh. While it is all safe on the whole, pain is a normal part of the recovery period. There is however a risk of chronic pain, usually mild, and rarely severe. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Rarely: Rarely testicular atrophy (shrinkage) is possible after complex inguinal hernia repair, if blood supply is cut off by constricting the cord that carries blood supply, especially older patients. It is a known complication of hernia repair. ...Read more
Pain control: Discomfort after surgery can always be expected. It is important for you to discuss pain control with your surgeon prior to the operation. Inform your surgeon which pain medicine work best for you. Also, it is important that you allow yourself time to heal after surgery. No heavy lifting! Nothing heavier than a Sunday Paper. ...Read more
Depend...: Repair inguinal hernia by open or lap? That depends on the size of hernia, surgeon's expertise and patient wish, etc. Generally speaking, smaller size tends to be repaired laparoscopically; big sized hernia, by open. But the limit of lap inguinal hernia repair is being pushed and expanding. So, ask surgeon to find out a reasonable approach to suit your need. ...Read more
Normal: After groin hernia repair it is normal to have painful and/or swollen testes and scrotum. This is because the testicles are hanging from a cord that is in the operative field, and is involved in the operation. It should get better in 1-4 weeks depending on many factors including technique or repair. Laparoscopic repair is generally less time. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on where in the stomach the hernia is, size, whether it is a recurrent hernia, etc many hernias are repaired with cameras these days (laparoscopic) while others are better repaired open. Abdominal wall hernias (groin, belly button, etc) usually require you to avoid strenuous activity for 4 – 6 weeks after repair. Pain usually resolves in 1 to 3 weeks. ...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
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