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Can you tell me about hernia support belt or shorts?

Can you tell me about hernia support belt or shorts?

They do not work: Do not waste your money. Hernia belts do not prevent the hernia from getting worse or causing problems. See your surgeon. ...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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How long do you have to wear the support underwear after hernia surgery? And is it ok i take it off for a day?

How long do you have to wear the support underwear after hernia surgery?  And is it ok i take it off for a day?

Unique question: This is not a normal situation for those of us who work in american medicine. Most hernia surgeries are done laparoscopically and there is little to no post operative pain or problems. I would bet, however, that your surgeon gave you post op instructions that should answer your question. If they did not this is a question to direct to your surgeon. ...Read more

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For scortum support after inguinal hernia surg 5 mths ago I wear underwear 24 hrs a day. Are there any -ve consequences of doing so?

For scortum support after inguinal hernia surg 5 mths ago I wear underwear 24 hrs a day. Are there 
any -ve consequences of doing so?

Good,keep going: what you did is actually good, we encouraged our patient to wear a support to lift the testicle and minimize pain and swelling. so whay you are doing is good,and healthy. if you decided now five months later to start wearing regulat boxes short that does not give a scrotal support is ok too, I hope that answer your question, and concern. ...Read more

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I had inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago now wearing underwear is necessary or optional. If necessary should wear from now or after somedays is ok?

As tolerated: All activity, including underwear wearing, should generally be done as tolerated by pain. One simple rule of thumb is: if it hurts, ease up. As there is always clinical variation, feel free to check with your surgeon as well, especially if you think something is wrong. Get well soon! ...Read more

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7 weeks after inguinal hernia surgery if I dont wear tight underwear I feel strange pull in inner thigh and heaviness around surg area. Is it normal?

Yes: there will still be some residual swelling and scar tissue in the area of the hernia repair, as well as potentially some injury to the nerve in the area. This will take several months, up to 6 months, before these symptoms go away. ...Read more