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Hernia Support Underwear
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have to get a dot physical. Do they make you stand up and drop your underwear for the hernia check? This is a pre-employment exam.
Depends: It depends what is asked to be performed on the form. ...Read more
15 mths after nguinal hernia surg I still feel strong dwnwards pull near incision area. I wear underwear 24/7 that helps a little. What can be done ?
Below: Would be best to have an exam by the DR who performed the operation. Then an accurate DX and treatment if needed can be provided. ...Read more
Can wearing underwear all the time day& night contribute towards developing inguinal hernia in males?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
3 mths after inguinal hrnia srgry Groin area on right side is stil numb & I feel strange pull above tht area that is worse w/o underwear.Is it normal?
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