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Is this normal? Frequent urination? I just had my laparoscopic hernia repair.

Is this normal? Frequent urination? I just had my laparoscopic hernia repair.

Maybe: What kind of hernia surgery, groin, ventral, hiatal? Frequent urination early after surgery would not be unusual. Call your surgeon to see what they recommend. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Is there a reason why I am not able to urinate ever since I had hernia surgery?

Is there a reason why I am not able to urinate ever since I had hernia surgery?

Lazy bladder: Often the bladder becomes lazy from anesthesia. It gets back to normal within 24 hrs for most people. If u get uncomfortable especially pressure above pubic bone, u may have to go to ur surgeon, pcp or er to get the bladder decompressed. If not uncomfortable, drink more fluids as it will help u make more urine. If it has been going on for a while, u will need to a urologist. ...Read more

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I am urinating only 1/4 cup every hour after an inguinal hernia surgery 4 days ago. What should I do?

I am urinating only 1/4 cup every hour after an inguinal hernia surgery 4 days ago. What should I do?

Doesn't sound too: Bad, 1/4 cup every hour equals 12 cups in 24 hours. That is more than most normal people urinate. So you could be okay. Unless you are drinking three times that amount of fluid a day. ...Read more

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I have tacky skin and a strong smell between my fingers and in my crotch area. Seams to have showed up after hernia surgery 1year ago. Urine smells too?

I have tacky skin and a strong smell between my fingers and in my crotch area. Seams to have showed up after hernia surgery 1year ago. Urine smells too?

Here are some...: Without a direct look, it's hard to come up with correct opinion. Clinically, what you described may represent fungal skin infection. Regarding the smell of urine, it's may reflect the degree of urine concentration and what you consumed. Genera speaking, accept personal unique urine smell as long as urinalysis is normal. Further? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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I had bilateral hernia surgery two days ago and have gained 6 pounds, 125 to 131. Have not had a bowel movement, urination is slow. Suggestions?

I had bilateral hernia surgery two days ago and have gained 6 pounds, 125 to 131. Have not had a bowel movement, urination is slow. Suggestions?

Cut pain meds: Constipation and difficulty urinating are side effects of pain medication. If you can take tylenol or aspirin for pain instead of an opiate (percocet, vicodin, vicoprofen, tylenol with codeine, tylox, etc) you will be better off. It is not unusual to go a week before having a BM while on pain meds, might try Milk of Magnesia as a laxative. ...Read more

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Why does fluid build up after hernia surgery?

Fluid: Fluid (called seroma) can build up in the empty space where the hernia had been. Also the tissues around the surgical site can become temporarily swollen and firm. This fluid formation is common, is more noticeable after repair of larger hernias, and resolves over several days to a few weeks. ...Read more

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How long would I be off after hernia surgery?

How long would I be off after hernia surgery?

Hernia: That depends on what kind of hernia, how big it is, and what you do for work. If you have a desk job and had an uncomplicated hernia repair, you could be back to work in a week. In general, you shouldn't do anything strenuous (the gym, heavy lifting) for 6 weeks. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms after hernia surgery?

Variable: The normal postop course depends on the type if hernia and technique of repair. All hernia repairs are typically associated with progressively diminishing pain at the incision site, and sometimes a variety of aches that may be associated with position during the operation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is hernia surgery more painful in an adult than in a child?

Is hernia surgery more painful in an adult than in a child?

Yes: Yes possible, in children unlike adult hernia, no extensive dissection is needed, no graft is used, simple ligation of sac is done, will have less pain ...Read more

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My husband had 3 hernia surgery. Can we still have children?

My husband had 3 hernia surgery. Can we still have children?

Probably: The hernia operations will not impact your husband's ability to make and deliver sperm, unless there was a complication such as cutting or blocking the tube that delivers sperm, which would be quite rare. Hope this helps! ...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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Is it possible to have more children safely after hernia surgery?

Is it possible to have more children safely after hernia surgery?

Hard to be sure: In regular healthy patients this would not be a problem. However, some people have medical conditions or prior obstetrical complications that would change the answer. The best source of that information would come from those who know your history and exam findings. ...Read more

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Two weeks after my hernia surgery how do I knowmy wound is hhealing?

Two weeks after my hernia surgery how do I knowmy wound is hhealing?

Post Operation: First, the surgeon would have sent you home with instructions on how to care for yourself and the wound. Second, if you have no open sores or intolerable pain then you are most likely healing. And three, most surgeons have you follow up for a check in visit shortly after surgery to confirm you are healing well. ...Read more

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Does a past hernia surgery affect fertility?

Should not: Inguinal or groin hernia surgery should not affect fertility in a male. However, complex hernia or hernia repair that was extensive could involve the spermatic cord on rare occasion. Talk to your doctor and discuss you concerns. Bring your wife so that all parties discuss openly. There are many reasons for difficultly in getting pregnant. Avoid any blame and support each other. ...Read more

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How much does paraesophageal hernia surgery cost?

Depends: It's a complicated question, and has to do with the location, surgeon, and anesthesia components of the cost. In the us, this operation is covered by essentially all insurance companies. If you're outside the us looking at private clinics, don't always go for the cheapest price. Research quality if you can, but its tough to do. ...Read more

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How much does a hernia surgery cost (umbilical)?

How much does a hernia surgery cost (umbilical)?

Varies, insurance: Insurance should cover the cost of surgery.

The total bill may a few thousand dollars, depending on how big the hernia is, how complex it is, if you have to stay in the hospital afterwards, and if it's done open (single larger incision) or laparoscopically (multiple tiny incisions and a video camera).

If you have to stay in the hospital, then the bill would be many thousands of dollars. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of a hernia surgery?

What are the long-term effects of a hernia surgery?

Usually none: Once a hernia surgery site has fully healed, then there are usually no "long-term effects." usually one can return to a full and normally active lifestyle without any restrictions or problems. ...Read more

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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

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What to eat after umbilical hernia surgery?

What to eat after umbilical hernia surgery?

Light: Eat light, non-greasy foods after any surgery until the effects of anesthesia wear off. 24-72 hours. If you are taking narcotics for pain you will want to continue this with increased fiber and fluids to avoid constipation. Once off of the pain mess you may resume your normal healthy diet. ...Read more

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How common is hematoma after hernia surgery?

Hematoma: It's not extremely common but it does happen. Probably less than 5% of the time. It will go away in a few weeks to months. ...Read more

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I have been an a hernia surgery, can I drink flax seeds te?

Yes: I can think of no reason why you could not drink flax seed tea. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to have an epidural during my hernia surgery?

Is it dangerous for me to have an epidural during my hernia surgery?

Not worse than GA: Epidural can be placed for post-op pain control if big sx, good if sensitive to opioids, or used as primary anesthetic during. Risks of placement: headache from puncture into spinal fluid 1-3%, or nerve damage-rare. Other risks similar to ga, lower bp, short of breath. If you have bad lung disease or difficult airway, may be preferable. For large cancer sx, may reduce bleeding, pain, recurrence. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I'm having pain/soreness following hernia surgery?

What does it mean if I'm having pain/soreness following hernia surgery?

Depends how long.: This would depend on how long after the surgery you mean. Also the type of hernia surgery. In the first few weeks after any hernia surgery, soreness is expected. Beyond a month, most of that should be diminishing quite a bit. If the trend after a few weeks is not one of improvement, your surgeon needs to know about it. ...Read more

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Is hiatal hernia surgery very safe?

Is hiatal hernia surgery very safe?

Yes: Just make sure you pick an experienced surgeon and do not skip the routine preop evaluations. When the right surgery is done for the right indication, good to excellent outcome is expected for this routine procedure. ...Read more

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Does hernia surgery promote bloating?

Does hernia surgery promote bloating?

No: It is possible to have constipation after hernia surgery, but it should not cause bloating. ...Read more

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Is hiatal hernia surgery pretty safe?

Is hiatal hernia surgery pretty safe?

Yes: This surgery has been done for a long time and it is safe and effective. Make sure it is done by a surgeon that frequently does this. ...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. CESAR HOLGADO
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Frequent Urination (Definition)

If the number going to pee makes a person feel inconvenient for daily living, it is denoted as urinary frequency or frequent urination, which should be individualized to reflect the function of bladder storage and emptying, urine excretion, and fluid consumption, although AUA defined it as peeing more than 8 times in ...Read more