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What is the hernia repair w/alloderm recovery period?

What is the hernia repair w/alloderm recovery period?

Complex: Allo-derm derived from cadaver skin , is usually used in complex hernia repair , abdominal wall defects , recurrences , in massive infections etc . There is no simple answer , how soon will be recovery , as each case is different and complex , speak to your own surgeon who knows your case better than any one. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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What is the recovery period for hernia repair w/alloderm?

What is the recovery period for hernia repair w/alloderm?

"weeks": Recovery is a very broad term: till return to work?...Activities?...Pain-free? These times are dependent on the type of hernia and method of repair, rather than the mesh used. Depending on these factors, people may return to normal activities as soon as 2 weeks or as long as 6 weeks post operatively. Talk with your surgeon--they will be able to narrow this down for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, I had hernia repair surgery in 2011 from a c-sec. I have a hard lump and get periodic pain if it is bumped & during my period. Is this normal?

Scar tissue: Sometimes scar tissue forms a lump at an incision site. It can be hypersensitive too. If this is a big problem for you, you can have the scar revised. Although no one can guarantee that it won't happen again with another incision. Discuss this with the surgeon who performed the hernia repair. Get a second opinion, too. ...Read more

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Can you wear a tampon during surgery? I am scheduled for hernia repair on Tuesday 18th and have just started my period so I will be bleeding then

Can you wear a tampon during surgery? I am scheduled for hernia repair on Tuesday 18th and have just started my period so I will be bleeding then

You have to let: your doctor and anesthesiologist know , some times wet tampon will conduct electricity if electric cautery is used , may cause burns , the team will take appropriate precautions to prevent it , inform them and then don't worry . ...Read more

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Still in pain 5 months after abdominial hernia repair now swelling in groin lymph node tender to touch more painful during period what's going on?

Not clear: Unclear whether or not this is related to the hernia repair, as the location/size of the hernia is important a well as the technique of repair. Could be endometriosis if it related to menses. See your primary care initially, but don't hesitate to call your hernia surgeon for a follow up visit. ...Read more

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I've had 2 periods since my surgery 4 weeks ago to remove scar tissue from a femoral hernia repair with the 2nd i've been bleeding for 11 days now

I've had 2 periods since my surgery 4 weeks ago to remove scar tissue from a femoral hernia repair with the 2nd i've been bleeding for 11 days now

Call gynecology : While the abnormal menses is temporally related to the hernia operation, it is unlikely the operation caused the problem. In any case, a gynecologist would know best about the abnormal menstrual cycles. ...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