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How soon can you start exercising after umbilical hernia repair?

How soon can you start exercising after umbilical hernia repair?

Depends: It really depends on the size, use of mesh, surgical technique, surgeon preference and patient factors (diabetes, smoking, obesity, steroids, etc). Most people heal completely in 6 weeks. Some surgeons give no restrictions, others recommend waiting 2-3 weeks, and other surgeons want 6-8 weeks. The best thing to do is follow what your surgeon recommended. ...Read more

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A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe ...Read more


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After care for gallbladder surgery?

After care for gallbladder surgery?

Depends: Immediately after surgery i find patients who eat greasy or fatty food have a lot of abdominal pain and cramping with diarrhea and urgent trips to the bathroom. It takes a while for the body to get used to not having a large input of bile with each meal to help digest the fat. While almost everyone goes back to eating a normal diet. I recommend my patients avoid high fat foods for the first 4 wk. ...Read more

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When can I bathe after inguinal hernia and hydrocele surgery?

When can I bathe after inguinal hernia and hydrocele surgery?

Need to ask: Your own surgeon. Each surgeon has their own recommendations based on their own background and the specifics of your medical history & your surgery details. ...Read more

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What cares should be taken after hernia repair?

What cares should be taken after hernia repair?

Inguinal hernia?: If yes, do some light stretch exercises, drink water, avoid constipation diet, avoid strenuous exercises (weight lifting). Use common sense to avoid recurrence of hernia. ...Read more

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How soon after hernia repair operations can I fly?

How soon after hernia repair operations can I fly?

Use your judgment: Air travel after hernia repair has no specific restriction. Use your judgment, an base your decision on factors such as how long ago the operation was, level of complexity, presence of complications, etc. Ask your surgeon specifics about your case. ...Read more

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What's a good diet after tif procedure and hiatal hernia repair?

What's a good diet after tif procedure and hiatal hernia repair?

As tolerated : It's unclear why you would have a tif procedure and a hiatal hernia repair instead of the standard fundoplication and hernia repair, but either way, your diet should be as tolerated. If the food or beverage are difficult to swallow, or make gerd symtoms worse, avoid that in the future. ...Read more

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I'm having surgery for a hiatal hernia next wk. What should I expect after the operation?

I'm having surgery for a hiatal hernia next wk. What should I expect after the operation?

Bloating: If you are having this done laparoscopically or robotically the incisional pain will improve quickly. Most patients having repair of a large hiatal hernia develop some bloating of their stomachs and some will have difficulty swallowing particularly with solids for several weeks. If you are having a fundoplication this is particularly likely. Once your surgeon allows solids chew well. ...Read more

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What should I expect after hiatal hernia surgery?

What should I expect after hiatal hernia surgery?

Diet changes: Hiatal hernia surgery usually includes a stomach wrap (fundoplication). After surgery i keep my patients on puréed foods to allow the stomach to heal. After two weeks transition to a normal balanced diet. Chew well! i start removing antacids around this time. With the wrap it is a trade off of too tight vs too loose. There is 5-10% chance of needing a second procedure to loosen or tighten it. ...Read more

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How soon can I return to basketball after laproscopic inguinal hernia repair with mesh. I had the surgery 6 weeks ago.

How soon can I return to basketball after laproscopic inguinal hernia repair with mesh.  I had the surgery 6 weeks ago.

Graduated: Many surgeons adhere to a traditional 6 weeks to return of activity. However, for those patients who are young and in good health. There is room for a graduated return to activity, such that by 6 weeks, you are back to a full, unrestrictive routine. Talk to your surgeon and get his/her advice based on your age, health and particular hernia problem. ...Read more

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When can I start smoking after hernia mesh repair?

When can I start smoking after hernia mesh repair?

Do NOT re-start: Do not re-start smoking. Quit for good. Absolutely no good thing comes out of tobacco use. ...Read more

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Is itok to return to office work 3 days after open inguinal hernia repair surgery?

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Is itok to return to office work 3 days after open inguinal hernia repair surgery?

Office job hernia: Yes. I would let you return to work 3 days following hernia repair. I generally tell patients not to drive until they are pain free and feel that they can stomp their feet on the floor, so that they would be able to safely apply brakes in an emergency if needed. You may need to have someone drive you to work for the first few days you go back to work. ...Read more

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Can I continue abdominal workouts after a paraumbilical hernia repair is completely healed?

Can I continue abdominal workouts after a paraumbilical hernia repair is completely healed?

Exercise: after surgery. After you are fully healed & recovered about 6 weeks after surgery, you should be fine to do all normal activities and exercises. Be sure you are cleared for full exercise by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Sharp Pain before ejaculation, 6 months after inguinal hernia repair. No recurrence or new hernia. ?

Sharp Pain before ejaculation, 6 months after inguinal hernia repair. No recurrence or new hernia. ?

It can be: Please get a physical exam with your surgeon and discuss your symptoms, other causes include urethritis - inflammation of the urethra - symptoms include loss of appetite, impotence, urinary incontinence, pain with urination and painful ejaculation, also Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland - symptoms can include foul or strong urine odor, and painful ejaculation ...Read more

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Can I do stomach exercises after a hernia operation? And how long is the recovery period after a hernia operation?

Can I do stomach exercises after a hernia operation?   And how long is the recovery period after a hernia operation?

Restrictions: Restrictions after hernia surgery vary, so best to confirm with your surgical team. In general it is 6 weeks of not lifting more than 20 pounds. So wait on sit ups and abd work until you are cleared by your surgery team. Be well. ...Read more

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When do I replace the bandage after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

When do I replace the bandage after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

No need: Usually, there are only small tapes over the incisions that come off on their own within a week or two. As long as the wound is dry, no need for a bandage. If you're still unsure, call your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long until a hydrocele goes away after hernia repair?

How long until a hydrocele goes away after hernia repair?

It depends!: In order to answer the question, you'd have to know where it was, whether it was the first one, how big it was, and how long you had it before the operation. There are many factors! the good news is that seromas do go away, although sometimes we need to treat them. ...Read more

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