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How common is hematoma after hernia surgery?

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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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How to know if you have infection after hematoma after hernia surgery?

How to know if you have infection after hematoma after hernia surgery?

Classic signs: Fever, increasing pain, increasing redness at the site/incision, chills, drainage of pus or foul smelling fluid from incision. If concerned, see your surgeon. ...Read more

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How to treat a baseball size hematoma in abdomen following hernia surgery done 2 weeks agow?

How to treat a baseball size hematoma in abdomen following hernia surgery done 2 weeks agow?

Call your surgeon: If this occurs during the first few days after surgery, it is sometimes best to re-operate and drain/wash out the would and re- close. Two weeks is a bit long gift that, and the blood is spread into the tissues and not easily removed. May be best to wait until it reabsorbs, and that takes up to several weeks. See you surgeon to find out what's best in your case. ...Read more

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My mom had hernia surgery 3 hours later she is back in the hospital with a softball-sized hematoma should I be concerned she's in a lot of pain?

My mom had hernia surgery 3 hours later she is back in the hospital with a softball-sized hematoma should I be concerned she's in a lot of pain?

Here are some...: If requiring re-entry to explore & control bleeding or just patiently wait and see, that has to be determined according to the surgeon's judgment which reflects professional experience, confidence, common sense, and wisdom. So, follow whatever the surgeon would suggest, decide, and proceed with. Don't be afraid to ask the questions; of course, avoid being overbearing since doctor is human. Best... ...Read more

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I had left ing hernia surgery 3 months ago and hematoma about the size of a golf ball is still present in my scrotum. Does this require more surgery?

Generally No: Assuming the diagnosis is correct, post-op scrotal hematomas usually always resolve completely or become much smaller with time over a period of many months. Surgical excision is rarely needed unless the hematoma becomes infected or is associated with persistent, bothersome discomfort after an adequate period of observation which is uncommon. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had inguinal hernia surgery 2 days ago. He has a hematoma that has shrunk, but has been draining into his testicles & penis. Is this normal?

My boyfriend had inguinal hernia surgery 2 days ago. He has a hematoma that has shrunk, but has been draining into his testicles & penis. Is this normal?

Yes: Bleeding during/after inguinal hernia surgery is not uncommon. The blood will seek dependent areas i.e. Penis/scrotum especially as you are more ambulatory. The bruising/swelling should be gone by 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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How can hernia surgery affect me?

How can hernia surgery affect me?

It can relieve pain: It can relieve pain and discomfort. It can prevent obstruction if you have a strangulation. There are different types of hernias. Sometimes in the groin sometimes in the abdomen Sometimes within the abdomen. A lot depends on the type of hernia that you have. If your doctor recommends surgery, it can help make you feel better but it can limit your activities for up to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Risks of having baby after hernia surgery?

Risks of having baby after hernia surgery?

Hernia recurrence: First and foremost, a prior hernia repair is unlikely to interfere with your pregnancy or delivery. However, the location of the hernia and the method of repair may have some impact if mesh was used and a c-section is necessary. Be sure and review this information with your obstetrician early in your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Would I have to be nude during hernia surgery?

Usually: The abdomen and site of the hernia have to be exposed to fix the hernia. The breasts and genital organs can usually remain covered. Feel free to discuss this with your surgeon, anethesiologist, and nurses so that you can feel comfortable knowing that they will protect your dignity to the fullest extent. ...Read more

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After hernia surgery fails what are my options?

Couple options: If no symptoms and relatively small can observe. If associated with symptoms and / or enlarging will require redo operation for recurrence perhaps by new approach e.g. Laparoscopically if it was done open before. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hernia surgery?

What is the definition or description of: hernia surgery?

Depends: 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 surgery using small incisions. ...Read more

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What a happen if you had hernia surgery than have 3 kids later?

What a happen if you had hernia surgery than have 3 kids later?

Hernia: Hernia recurrence does happen, and three pregnancies could add risk for hernia recurrence. A bulge that can be pushed back in, is often how hernia presents. Okay to talk to your regular doc about your concern. ...Read more

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Why is there burning after hernia surgery?

See below: Nerve discomfort to the skin can temporarily result in a sharp or burning feeling around the surgical site. That discomfort resolves as the surgical site heals. See your surgeon to be sure that you are healing properly. ...Read more

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What is umbilical hernia surgery?

What is umbilical hernia surgery?

Repair: If one has an umbilical hernia, and hernia defect, and sac it can cause pain and other symptoms.
Repair can be done with stitches, mesh material, and surgical techniques. ...Read more

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Is ceftriaxone use for hernia surgery?

Antibiotics: An antibiotic may be given one time prior to hernia surgery, called a prophylactic antibiotic. It is given to preemptively prevent infections after surgery. Ceftriaxone antibiotic might be used for that reason. ...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 do I reduce soreness from a hernia surgery?

Follow the direction: Of your surgeon. Local heat can help. Walk & move around some, rest when painful. Use prescribed pain medications. Ask your surgeon about using ibuprofen. If the prescribed medication is not working contact your surgeon. Pain improves with time after surgery. ...Read more

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Do they test you for HIV before a hernia surgery?

Do they test you for HIV before a hernia surgery?

Not sure: This is not a routine test before a hernia repair. You should ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have nausea after hernia surgery?

Is it normal to have nausea after hernia surgery?

Nausea is common-: -after any surgery involving general anesthesia. It usually follows that those that have it get it always. Myself have never been nauseated after about 10 procedures with gen anesthesia. ...Read more

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Which painkiller is prescribed after hernia surgery?

Which painkiller is prescribed after hernia surgery?

Narcotics for a few: I typically prescribe narcotics for the first few days after the initial surgery and then recommend Ibuprofen which is better as an anti-inflammatory. Unless there are extenuating circumstances narcotics should not be needed more than a week. ...Read more

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How much time after hernia surgery in the groin area?

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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What could cause pain / soreness following hernia surgery?

What could cause pain / soreness following hernia surgery?

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

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I have been an 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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Should you have any testicle shrinkage after hernia surgery?

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

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What to do if I have pain/soreness following hernia surgery?

What to do if I have pain/soreness following hernia surgery?

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

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What are the long term problems of adult umbilical hernia surgery?

What are the long term problems of adult umbilical hernia surgery?

Usually none : Immediate complications after surgery may include infection, bowel obstruction, perforation, strangulation, gangrene etc. Don't worry much ...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?

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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How long would it take me to recover if I have a ventral hernia surgery?

Varies: Usually back to light work in a week and 4-6 weeks before doing heavy physical activities or heavy exersise. ...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. Brad Goldenberg
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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more