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Doctor insights on: Hernia Surgery Obesity Diabetes Risks

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Is hernia surgery safe for obese uncontrolled diabetics or should I wait to loose weight?

Is hernia surgery safe for obese uncontrolled diabetics or should I wait to loose weight?

Hernia surgery obese: Diabetes does complicated surgical procedures. It affects wound healing, ability to fight off infection, and is often linked to other medical problems like heart disease that can increase the risk of operations. Prior to any elective surgery, the blood sugars should be under control. A parallel issue is the hernia surgery, where we see a higher recurrence rate across the board in obese patients.

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more


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Doctor said bilateral peripheral edema is caused by my obesity? Should I get another opinion? Recently had umbilical hernia surgery haven't been active.

Doctor said bilateral peripheral edema is caused by my obesity? Should I get another opinion? Recently had umbilical hernia surgery haven't been active.

Obesity-->edema.: Because of the increase in intra-abdominal pressure due to obesity, venous return of blood from the legs to the heart is impaired, leading to fluid accumulation in the legs. Granted other things could cause this edema, but obesity is one possible cause. Losing weight will obviously help.

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Risks of having baby after hernia surgery?

Risks of having baby after hernia surgery?

Hernia recurrence: First and foremost, a prior hernia repair is unlikely to interfere with your pregnancy or delivery. However, the location of the hernia and the method of repair may have some impact if mesh was used and a c-section is necessary. Be sure and review this information with your obstetrician early in your pregnancy.

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Can you tell me about hernia surgery?

Repairs weakness: There are several types of hernia surgery, the most common is inguinal and is best handled as an outpatient with local anesthesia. Here small intestine slides out of the groin or inguinal canal and this opening is closed preventing bowel from sliding out. A ventral hernia is a weakness in the belly wall and usually requires some type of mesh to give the belly wall strength.

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After hernia surgery, is hardness normal?

After hernia surgery, is hardness normal?

Seroma: That hard lump could just be a benign fluid collection. Just to be on the safe side see your surgeon.

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How long is the recovery for hernia surgery?

How long is the recovery for hernia surgery?

Depends: Not all hernias are the same. The most common hernia operation is an inguinal hernia repair which typically has a 1-3 week recovery period for a laparoscopic repair and a 2-4 week recovery for an open repair.

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After hernia surgery what are the chances of the mesh tearing?

After hernia surgery what are the chances of the mesh tearing?

Mesh tear: Unlikely, more likely to move out of position or have a securing stitch brake or scar tissue causing pain or recurrence of hernia.

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After my hernia surgery I'm having sharp pains. Should I be worried?

After my hernia surgery I'm having sharp pains. Should I be worried?

Probably not: Sharp pains that go away as quick as they came usually are not problems that are serious. If the pain is persistent, or worsening then you should see you surgeon as soon as possible. Pain after hernia surgery is very common, but should be gradually improving each week.

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Is walking after hernia surgery beneficial?

Is walking after hernia surgery beneficial?

Yes: Getting up and walking shortly after surgery is very good. It can help prevent certain complications like pulmonary atelectasis and deep vein thrombosis. Early postoperative mobilization is important.

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What are common hernia surgery complications?

Uncommon: Fortunately, complications are uncommon after hernia repair, but they can be serious when they happen. Specific to hernia repair, chronic pain and hernia recurrence occur about 5% of the time or less for small, uncomplicated hernia repairs that are typically performed as an outpatient. Not all hernias are equal however, and a general surgeon may be able to give you specifics for your case.

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Are there side effects to mesh hernia surgery?

None: There should be no side effects. Www. Drlugo. Com.

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Could hernia surgery affect a man's fertility?

Could hernia surgery affect a man's fertility?

Are you askng: About an inguinal or groin hernia surgery? No. Hernia surgery at any location on the body would not cause fertility issues.

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If I had hernia surgery today will masterbation hurt it?

If I had hernia surgery today will masterbation hurt it?

It will hurt you: You are going to have pain in your groin and in your balls, madturbation is going to create too much motion around the area of surgery and it is going to cause pain. If you like pain go ahead. You are not going to damage the repair. If you see your ballad double in size by tomorrow do not worry it is the madturbation, if I were you I will keep my hands off, may be because I do not like pain.

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To close after hernia surgery staples were used is it an open staple?

To close after hernia surgery staples were used is it an open staple?

Regular staple: Presuming you are talking about the skin closure, they are typically the shape of a regular staple. They are "open" on the side under the skin, but angled towards the center of the staple.

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How do I reduce soreness from a hernia surgery?

Follow the direction: Of your surgeon. Local heat can help. Walk & move around some, rest when painful. Use prescribed pain medications. Ask your surgeon about using ibuprofen. If the prescribed medication is not working contact your surgeon. Pain improves with time after surgery.

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Is it normal to have nausea after hernia surgery?

Is it normal to have nausea after hernia surgery?

Nausea is common-: -after any surgery involving general anesthesia. It usually follows that those that have it get it always. Myself have never been nauseated after about 10 procedures with gen anesthesia.

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What could cause pain / soreness following hernia surgery?

What could cause pain / soreness following hernia surgery?

Tissue trauma: Any operation causes tissue trauma, from the skin incision, to the dissection and management of the operative field, to the placement of foreign material such as suture and mesh. While it is all safe on the whole, pain is a normal part of the recovery period. There is however a risk of chronic pain, usually mild, and rarely severe. Hope this helps!

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Should you have any testicle shrinkage after hernia surgery?

Rarely: Rarely testicular atrophy (shrinkage) is possible after complex inguinal hernia repair, if blood supply is cut off by constricting the cord that carries blood supply, especially older patients. It is a known complication of hernia repair.

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What to do if I have pain/soreness following hernia surgery?

What to do if I have pain/soreness following hernia surgery?

Pain control: Discomfort after surgery can always be expected. It is important for you to discuss pain control with your surgeon prior to the operation. Inform your surgeon which pain medicine work best for you. Also it is important that you allow yourself time to heal after surgery. No heavy lifting! Nothing heavier than a Sunday Paper.

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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more