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Exercises For Hernia Patients
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
Hernia complications: Every surgical procedure has its risks. Bleeding, infection, reaction to anesthesia. There is no simple surgery, i tell my residents. Specific to hernias, i tell patients that there is the risk of recurrence of the hernia, 1-5% depending on the method of repair! and size/location of the hernia. There are also risks from the mesh commonly used, including chronic pain, and infection 1-2%. ...Read more
Usually!: Hernias are defects in the abdominal wall. They can frequently be seen on ct, even if the patient is lying down. ...Read more
Pl advise what sugar level is required for surgury for Diabatic Patient type 2 for hernia operation and what clearance from speciality departments is ?
Before surgery: Diabetes and elevated blood sugars, (>250) increase the risk of surgery and anesthesia. To mitigate, lower overall risk, it is best to increase the diabetic monitoring for 2 to 3 days before your surgery. Arrive for surgery with a Blood sugar below 250, a record of recent blood sugars. We cancel elective surgery if blood sugar is >300. We cancel major surgery if glyco hemoglobin is >9.0. Be well. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally how long will I be taking pain killers after my hernia op on Friday I'm a very nervous patient and been worrying about the operation ?
It depends: it is really depend how the hernia war repaired. open VS laproscopic. tension free using a screen VS repair with tension. what kind of hernia repaired,direct VS indirect VS femoral So as you could see there is a lot of variety. average pain is 4-6 weeks. that the average restriction before returning to a regular activity. good luck, and do not panic,ou are OK ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bilateral, recurrent: Patients with bilateral hernias (both left and right sides), and recurrent hernias are usually good candidates for laparoscopic hernia repair. However, only after a detailed consultation and physical examination can your surgeon determine whether laparoscopic hernia repair is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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