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Is hernia surgery an out patient surgery. What is the recovery time?

Is hernia surgery an out patient surgery. What is the recovery time?

Hernia surgery: Hernia surgeries are commonly performed as outpatient procedures. They may be performed in an open or laparoscopic fashion. Some details could determine whether or not it is inpatient such as complicating medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or sleep apnea. Also, size and location of the hernia and age of the patient. The recovery times varies, but if outpatient, would expect 3 wks. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

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


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I am haveing laprocopic double hernia surgery if ther is no complications what is a normal time a person can resume normal sexual activety

As tolerated: Barring complications, I tell my patients they can return to normal activity, including sex, as tolerated by pain. Plan on a few days at least, but you'll have to take it one day at a time. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for hernia surgery?

How long is the recovery for hernia surgery?

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

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What is the recovery from hernia surgery like?

What is the recovery from hernia surgery like?

Common: Inguinal hernia is very common and modern surgery quite effective and less invasive.
Some pain, bruising and limitation of exercize is reasonable expectation for 4-6 weeks in general
other hernias in other places have there own track. ...Read more

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What is the normal course of recovery after a hernia surgery?

What is the normal course of recovery after a hernia surgery?

Days to weeks...: Recovery from hernia surgery is dependent upon the type of hernia, type of repair, and health of the patient. A healthy adult recovering from a typical inguinal (groin) hernia would go home the same day of surgery, need 2-4 days of pain meds, and be back to a desk job within 1-2 weeks. Most people would expect to be fully recovered in 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about inscional hernia surgery? How long is recovery usually?

6 weeks: It varies somewhat based on the size and location of the hernia and the technique used to repair it, but in general there is an approximately 6 week recovery period before return to full activities following a hernia repair. I would discuss your specific case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do to speed up my recovery after hernia surgery?

Slowly increase: Gradually increase your activity with your doctor's approval. Walking and gradual light exercises that do not strain the area that had surgery can be helpful. Mostly it takes time, about 4 to 6 weeks, for full recovery depending on the type of surgery performed. ...Read more

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What is the recovery like for hiatal hernia surgery?

What is the recovery like for hiatal hernia surgery?

Week: If done laparoscopically or robotic as I do, you should be back to work in about a week. About 2-3 weeks to feel you can eat all foods. As I tell my patients, most maor surgery like this will put a toll in your lifestyle for about 4 weeks. ...Read more

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I had sex four days after an umbilical hernia surgery. Will that affect the recovery?

No: The defect in the abdominal wall necessitating hernia repair in the para umbilical area is small. With heavy and at least 2 layer suture repair especially if no mesh required, chance of disrupting suture line rare. If this had been initiated during sexual activity severe pain as one or more sutures broke would have been readily noted. More problems would have been noted in an inguinal repair. ...Read more

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I am in my 2nd month of hernia surgery recovery, is it safe to have sex yet or should I wait some more?

I am in my 2nd month of hernia surgery recovery, is it safe to have sex yet or should I wait some more?

Yes, okay to resume: It should be fine to engage in sexual activity, based on any discomfort you may have. Obviously, any extra strenuous activities, be it weight lifting, heavy pushing or pulling, or heavy squatting, should be limited until you get past 8-10 weeks. Normal activities, including sex, should be okay at this point. ...Read more

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Do I need to worry about 4 yr old's umbilical hernia surgery? What will recovery be like and how long? Is the surgery safe for his age?

Do I need to worry about 4 yr old's umbilical hernia surgery? What will recovery be like and how long? Is the surgery safe for his age?

Routine Surgery: Umbilical hernia repair on a 4 yr old usually has minimal complications. However you do need to talk to your pediatric surgeon and get his take. What was the cause of the hernia? Are there any other medical problems at work here? Surgery / General Anesthesia is never without risk. Your surgeon needs to explain to you how the benefits out weigh the risks for your 4 yr old. Talk to Anesthesia too ...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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How long does it take to recover from inguinal hernia surgery? I’m having surgery to repair an inguinal hernia. What is the recovery like? How long before I can lift and carry things again?

How long does it take to recover from inguinal hernia surgery? I’m having surgery to repair an inguinal hernia. What is the recovery like? How long before I can lift and carry things again?

There: There are several different ways to repair an inguinal hernia. A traditional repair involves an incision over the area of the hernia and the placement of a plastic mesh material to plug or cover the defect. Alternatively, your surgeon may perform a laparoscopic hernia repair which involves making a few incisions near your navel and placing mesh in front of the hernia. Generally, the recovery from a laparoscopic hernia repair is shorter and involves less pain. One can usually return to regular activities within a few days to a week. Traditional hernia repairs usually require a longer recovery (3-5 weeks) but can be performed under local anesthetic meaning the patient does not have to have a full general anesthetic. This is beneficial for some patients who may not tolerate general anesthesia. You should speak with your surgeon about all your options as every patient has unique conditions which may influence how the surgeon may recommend proceeding. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how much time should I take off work for hernia surgery?

Depends on: Your work, how much physical activity is required. Also depends on size and location of hernia and your pain tolerance. So it is difficult to say without all the details. Consult with your surgeon on his recommendation for you. ...Read more

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If I had the hernia surgery last week, and at times I feel pain from the mesh, is this normal?

If I had the hernia surgery last week, and at times I feel pain from the mesh, is this normal?

Pain after surgery: Pain at the operative site lasts for a few weeks. It is most severe the first few days, but continues for a month or more. Any stresses or strains on the mesh will elicit pain. ...Read more

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How long will my husbands laparoscopic double hernia surgery take? Approx.

About an hour: On average a double hernia should take about an hour. However, many things could prolong that time and the person who will know best is your husband's surgeon. ...Read more

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Had hernia surgery 1 yr ago and have hard time getting an erection is this normal?

Unrelated: Hernia surgery does not affect the involuntary nerves and blood supply to the penis and would have no affect on the ability of an erection. Discuss with your primary physician or a urologist. ...Read more

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After double hernia surgery is it normal to still have a bulge on one side onee side?

Not uncommon: Nothing is truly "normal" after we change your anatomy. But there is an entity some call the "healing ridge" which is the healing you feel after hernia surgery. This is common and does not mean you have a recurrence (if indeed that is what you have).

The first post op hernia I examined as an intern, I thought it had recurred, but it was simply this.

Speak with your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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A week after a double laprascopiate hernia surgery, is it normal to have a small bulge on the side that was the bigger one, I have no pain in the are?

Seromas common: It is almost expected to develop these bulges. It is fluid that has accumulated in the dead space where the hernia contents used to live. It will get reabsorbed. Size matters. The bigger the herniation the more likely to see fluid. ...Read more

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How much time after hernia surgery in the groin area?

Not long: Recovery after an inguinal hernia repair is fairly rapid especially with laparoscopic techniques. When you patch a hole in a tire, you put it right back on the car. In a similar way, when a groin hernia is fixed with mesh, activity only needs to be restricted by discomfort. ...Read more

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It's been 7 days now after my open hernia surgery, and my right testicle is very swell like double it size, is this normal?

It's been 7 days now after my open hernia surgery, and my right testicle is very swell like double it size, is this normal?

No it is not normal: Some swelling at surgical site and some bruising in scrotum is to be expected. Testicular swelling might mean interruption of blood supply to it. Notify your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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I have never had a problem with oxygen levels... I had a hernia surgery which was big and incision I never have to take meds and my first time having?

I have never had a problem with oxygen levels... I had a hernia surgery which was big and incision I never have to take meds and my first time having?

Incomplete question: It is not clear what question you have. You may wish to restate the issue.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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3-4 days after double lap hernia surgery a small bulge developed where largest hernia was have no pain no redness at all is that normal?

Can be: Sometimes can get a fluid collection (seroma or hematoma) at the site of the previous hernia. Your surgeon can usually tell the difference on your post op visit exam. Not impossible that the hernia has recurred, but unlikely. ...Read more

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Is weight gain normal after hernia surgery? Had a double hernia repair in feb and have steadily gained over 50 lbs even though my diet hasn't changed.

Is weight gain normal after hernia surgery? Had a double hernia repair in feb and have steadily gained over 50 lbs even though my diet hasn't changed.

Plz C Ur Doctor: It is not uncommon to gain a few pounds secondary to decreased activity. However, a 50# weight gain in less-than 2 months reflects a physiologic problem that requires evaluation by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Had double lap hernia surgery 3/25 I have a small bulg where large hernia was is this a seroma no pain or redness in area at all doesn't hurt at all?

Seroma: This fluid collection is almost certainly a seroma and is normal. May take several weeks to months to resolve. If there is a significant portion that is blood, it may not resolve, but time will tell. You should also address this at your follow up visit with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder and an umbilical hernia surgery 2 weeks ago I am still having pain and I am having a very hard time sleeping is this normal?

I had my gallbladder and an umbilical hernia surgery 2 weeks ago I am still having pain and I am having a very hard time sleeping is this normal?

When to get checked: At two weeks you should be getting better and be in to see your surgeon for post op appointment. One reason for delay in recovery is constipation. If you are not moving your bowels, start a bowel regimen. ...Read more

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


Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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