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Hernia Recovery Timeline
What should I do to avoid making my hernia worse and what is the recovery time after the operation?
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
About how long of recovery time is it after a double hernia operation would i be able to umpire baseball after 5-6 weeks?
1-2 weeks: While it varies, return to work is often 1 week, even for moderately active jobs. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on your medical history, physical exam, size of hernia, and technique of repair. For most of my hernia patients, I tell them to return to normal activity as tolerated by pain and discomfort. Typical recovery times range from a few days for "simple" cases, to a several weeks for larger hernias and more complex clinical scenarios. ...Read more
I had 2 "vertical" c-sections 39 & 40 yrs ago. Now i'm told I have a large hernia in my rectus abdominis: surgery to repair? Recovery time?
Yes: Surgery is required to repair any hernia. This can be done by opening your previous incision or laparoscopically. Recovery time varies depending on size of the hernia, technique of repair, and individual patient recovery process. I would plan on at least one night in hospital for bigger hernias and anywhere from 2-6 weeks of limited activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Usual course: Your surgeon should have covered this in depth with you. If he or she did not, see someone who will. Pain (or discomfort as we doctors call it), swelling and some bruising are all normal. The most intense portion lasts about three days. Everyone is a bit different, but most are back to nearly normal within a few weeks. ...Read more
Just had surgery for a.10x8 hematoma due to an earlier hiatal hernia what can I expect.Regarding pain and recovery time?
I am getting surgery for an umbilical hernia. Can u tell me a bit about it? Size of incision, recovery time, length of stay at hosp., etc.
Well tolerated: Usually, a small umbilical hernia may be repaired with mesh through a small incision under the umbilicus as an outpatient procedure. You will be sore for a couple of days, but can resume normal activities within the week after surgery. Larger hernias can be repaired via a laparoscopic approach and may require overnight hospitalization for pain control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Short: Most umbilical hernia repairs are done outpatient and require a very short recovery. If you do a lot of liftinig, bending and stooping and straining your time for recovery may be longer (~2-4 weeks). If you have a less strenuous vocation, then perhaps less than a week to up to 2 weeks. It will depend on your size, condition, health and complications and your doctor's opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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