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Double Hernia Surgery 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
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
Laparoscopic Inguinal hernia surgery with mesh - recovery time? When to start with cycling and exercise for abdominals?
Ask your surgeon: He knows the details of your individual case and can give you the most accurate answer. ...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
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
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
I have 2 1/2 weeks left on my recovery from hernia surgery, will I ever be able to eat normally again?
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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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
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?
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.
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
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?
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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