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How long is recovery and how soon I can drive after a groin / inguinal hernia operation?

How long is recovery and how soon I can drive after a groin / inguinal hernia operation?

A few days: It depends on how long you are taking narcotic pain medication. You should not drive for a couple days after you stop taking the narcotics. This can be as quick as a few days or as long as 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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How long does a hernia operation keep you out work?

Varies: Depends on the type of work, but generally can go back to light work in about a week after surgery and no heavy work for about 4-6 weeks. Get specific instructions from your surgeon for your own situation. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from a hernia operation?

How long will it take to recover from a hernia operation?

Depends: The recovery period is dependent on several factors: size of hernia, is the hernia simple or complex, repair technique (laparoscopic vs open), and overall health and condition of the patient. In general, it could range from 2-6 weeks. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a hernia operation take to recover from?

On average, how long will a hernia operation take to recover from?

Depends: Not all hernias are the same. In general, outpatient operations for groin or belly button hernias take 1-2 weeks to recover if there are no complications. Complex hernia repairs can take several weeks to months for a full recovery. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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About how long of recovery time is it after a double hernia operation would i be able to umpire baseball after 5-6 weeks?

About how long of recovery time is it after a double hernia operation would i be able to umpire baseball after 5-6 weeks?

Yes, you should.: Barring any unforeseen complications, you should be able to resume normal activity without any restriction 6 weeks following a hernia repair even for a double hernia repair. ...Read more

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How long for swelling in scrotum after hernia operation to go?

How long for swelling in scrotum after hernia operation to go?

Depends: This depends on how long the surgery was or how large the hernia was before the surgery. Larger hernias may have more swelling initially after surgery. The swelling usually resolves over a few days, and sometimes over 2-3 weeks if it was a larger or complicated hernia repair. ...Read more

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How long before i can have sex after a hernia operation?

How long before i can have sex after a hernia operation?

Depends: How strenuous the intercourse is. If your abdominal muscles hurt during the movements than wait. It may take couple weeks to get your stride back. ...Read more

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Generally how long will I be taking pain killers after my hernia op on Friday I'm a very nervous patient and been worrying about the operation ?

Generally how long will I be taking pain killers after my hernia op on Friday I'm a very nervous patient and been worrying about the operation ?

It depends: it is really depend how the hernia war repaired. open VS laproscopic. tension free using a screen VS repair with tension. what kind of hernia repaired,direct VS indirect VS femoral So as you could see there is a lot of variety. average pain is 4-6 weeks. that the average restriction before returning to a regular activity. good luck, and do not panic,ou are OK ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling in scrotum after hernia operation to go down?

How long does it take for swelling in scrotum after hernia operation to go down?

Days to weeks: Depends on whether or not the hernia extended into the scrotum, but typically this would resolve on its own in days to weeks. For large hernias it may be weeks to months. ...Read more

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I have hernia and a swelling on my right loin. I have been advised key hole surgery.How long it takes for curing?Any method of curing than operation?

I have hernia and a swelling on my right loin. I have been advised key hole surgery.How long it takes for curing?Any method of curing than operation?

Surgery: Unfortunately there is only one option for a hernia and that is surgery. A hernia is a defect in the muscular wall of your abdomen and either bowel or fatty tissue is protruding through it. The tissue needs to be reduced and the defect repaired. Most people are back to normal activities in 2 to 4 weeks and pain free by 3 to 4 weeks with laproscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Can I do stomach exercises after a hernia operation? And how long is the recovery period after a hernia operation?

Can I do stomach exercises after a hernia operation?   And how long is the recovery period after a hernia operation?

Restrictions: Restrictions after hernia surgery vary, so best to confirm with your surgical team. In general it is 6 weeks of not lifting more than 20 pounds. So wait on sit ups and abd work until you are cleared by your surgery team. Be well. ...Read more

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How long can a person with a severe hernia wait to get surgery. ?

How long can a person with a severe hernia wait to get surgery. ?

Don't Wait: If you have significant symptoms related to a Hernia ,i would recommend that you see a General Surgeon as soon as possible and have the surgeon evaluate the hernia and make recommendations for treatment ( repair ). ...Read more

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Saroma: how long before one disappears following surgery for a hernia?

Saroma: how long before one disappears following surgery  for a hernia?

Weeks to months: A seroma is the fluid trapped by the repair that is "secreted" by the damaged tissue from the surgery. It will go away. I always tell my patients not to have someone drain it as they could get infected and that would be worse. Give it time and it will get better. ...Read more

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If I am now diagnosed with a small hernia. How long can I go without surgery?

Forever, perhaps: When a hernia is diagnosed in an adult, depending on the anatomical site, repair with mesh is usually recommended promptly. Although you may never have a complication related to the hernia, it is better not to wait until you do. Incarceration leading to strangulation of hernia contents is a surgical emergency that is riskier for you and the surgeon to fix, and may result in higher complications. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after getting surgery for a hernia for flying on a 3 hour plane?

How long do you have to wait after getting surgery for a hernia for flying on a 3 hour plane?

No rule for flight: although there is no specific rule for when you can fly after most hernia surgeries, It makes sense to wait 1-2 weeks if having substantial pain after surgery or you are high risk for complications. If you had laparoscopic surgery it is often recommended you wait about 24 hours to let the Air introduced in to your abdomen completely otherwise it could cause increased pain due to pressure changes ...Read more

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How can you get an hernia ? How long for it to develop & is surgery the only way for it to cure ?

How can you get an hernia ? How long for it to develop & is surgery the only way for it to cure ?

Hernia: Abdominal hernias do not resolve without surgery. Many a symptomatic hernias can be observed. Symptomatic hernias should usually be repaired. Binders and trusses are recommended for some patients who are not planning to undergo repair. There is no medication to resolve andominal hernias. ...Read more

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M57, very large ing. Hernia on left side and recurring hernia from rt. Side(from meshless surgery long ago). Should i opt for srgry or spend with it?

M57, very large ing. Hernia on left side and recurring hernia from rt. Side(from meshless surgery long ago). Should i opt for srgry or spend with it?

Inguinal hernia: I think your doctor should evaluate the hernia explain the situation and it's complications . However now a days there is laparoscopic hernia repair. Small cut, short procedure time and fast recovery time. You may want to see general surgeon experience in laparoscopy. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does a double hernia laperscopic surgery usually take?

How long does a double hernia laperscopic surgery usually take?

Variable: Primary bilateral laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair requires about 15 to 30 min to complete per side depending on surgeon experience, the exact type of hernia (direct vs. Indirect), patient body habitus and other factors. If one or more of the hernias is recurrent, that can up to double the time. ...Read more