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How long do you have to stay in hospital after hernia repair?

How long do you have to stay in hospital after hernia repair?

Same day: Most of the time after hernia repair will go home on the same day, however complex abdominal hernias that require extensive reconstruction, or after removal severe adhesion s, or hernia requiring bowel resections, may require one day to few days. Most common inguinal hernia repair patients go home immediately after the procedure. ...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


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After open ventral hernia repair will I have to stay in the hospital and if so for how long?

After open ventral hernia repair will I have to stay in the hospital and if so for how long?

Not necessarily: Extent of pain, hospital stay is very variable depending on the size of the hernia and the manner in which it is repaired.
Some patients can be treated as same-day surgery, but some willl require significant pain management and monitoring. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recovery for open ventral hernia repair surgery and is there a hospital stay?

How long does it take to recovery for open ventral hernia repair surgery and is there a hospital stay?

Variable: Small open repairs such as those at the belly button are typically done without a stay in the hospital. Large abdominal wall reconstruction patients typically stay in the hospital about a week. If there are complications, all bets are off. Call your surgeon to find out about your case. ...Read more

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I am having open ventral hernia repair surgery with lysis of adhesions from multiple bowel surgeries do u think I will have to stay in hospital over?

I am having open ventral hernia repair surgery with lysis of adhesions from multiple bowel surgeries do u think I will have to stay in hospital over?

Depends: This Question would best be answered by your surgeon. Depending on your age, other medical conditions, etc, will often determine if you need to stay overnight or can do a same day procedure. Having an open Hernia repair with lysis of adhesions will often require an overnight stay, so be sure to ask and discuss with your Surgeon, best wishes. ...Read more

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Why is it that hospitals consider hernia repair "cosmetic surgery"?

Why is it that hospitals consider hernia repair "cosmetic surgery"?

Not Cosmetic: Hernia repair should not be considered “cosmetic surgery”; consequences of incarceration or strangulation of a hernia can be quite serious.
I would suggest that you make sure that there has not been some type of miscommunication. ...Read more

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Why do hospitals consider hernia repair "cosmetic surgery"?

Why do hospitals consider hernia repair "cosmetic surgery"?

They Don't.: Hospitals and insurance companies do not consider hernias as “cosmetic surgery”. Hernia repair is generally considered a medically necessary procedure given that complications associated with hernias can be quite serious.
I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long does hiatal hernia repair last?

Long time: It should last for a lifetime. Having said that, it is common to have asymptomatic herniation of a small portion of the stomach back in to the chest. Thi is almost always without consequence, and only detectable with an upper GI contrast x-ray and/or endoscopy. Recurrences requiring another operation occur about 5% of the time. ...Read more

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How long before I can get back to exercise after laparoscopic hernia repair surgery?

How long before I can get back to exercise after laparoscopic hernia repair surgery?

As tolerated: I tell my patients to return to usual activity as treated by pain and discomfort. Just listen to your body and use common sense and you'll be fine. As always however, there may be features unique to your case, and you should check with your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Taking occas hydrocodone aft hernia repair. Sometimes works GREAT. Other times (w/SIMILAR PAIN) I get NO relief; but worse, longer-lasting side effs.

Stop hydrocodone: Then I would stop the hydrocodone. You don't say when your hernia repair was done, but most people don't need the strong stuff after a few days. ...Read more

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How long for recovery of hernia repair using mesh?

How long for recovery of hernia repair using mesh?

Not long: Recovery from uncomplicated inguinal hernia will be very brief, in less than 4 to 6 wks, that is the minimum time that nature needs to lay down the collagen fibers to complete the healing process, in mesh repair which is tension free, can be active much earlier ...Read more

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How long until a hydrocele goes away after hernia repair?

How long until a hydrocele goes away after hernia repair?

It depends!: In order to answer the question, you'd have to know where it was, whether it was the first one, how big it was, and how long you had it before the operation. There are many factors! The good news is that seromas do go away, although sometimes we need to treat them. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time for laproscopic hernia repair?

1-2 weeks: While it varies, return to work is often 1 week, even for moderately active jobs. ...Read more

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How long am I suppose to wait after hernia repair to masturbate?

As tolerated: I tell my patients to return to normal activity as tolerated. This includes taking matters in to your own hands. Check with your surgeon if there are any doubts. ...Read more

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How long after laparoscopic hernia repair can I return to hockey?

2 weeks: About 2 weeks if you are feeling well and the swelling is down and incisions are fully healed. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to return to normal duties after incisional hernia repair?

Incisional hernia: This is a tough question to answer as not all hernias are equivalent. Smaller hernias may allow patients to return to desk jobs in a few days. Larger hernias may take 6-12 weeks prior returning to work. Manual laborers will also require more time prior to returning to work. This is a question that needs to be discussed with your operating surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from umbilical hernia repair?

How long does it take to recover from umbilical hernia repair?

About 2-4 weeks: It depends. Recovery is longer for larger hernias (more than about 4 cm).

You can eat normal foods, walk, and climb stairs right after surgery.

Depending on the hernia size, the surgeon will probably recommend not lifting more than 15 lbs for 2 weeks, and no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for 4-6 weeks.

Pain usually improves by about 1 week after surgery. ...Read more

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How long after laparoscopic hernia repair can I return to school and work?

Less than 1 week: If done well less than one week
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Subsequent to an umbilial hernia repair with mesh, how long until I can excercise my abs as my abdomen is larger than?

Exercising: After umbilical hernia repair depends on the method used ; should be discussed with your surgeon. There are many methods for repairing umbilical hernias. "tension free" repairs with mesh allow patients to resume physical activity rapidly. However, suture-only repairs may require a longer period of time to permit the repair to fully heal before aggressive exercising; esp. Ab work. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to begin working out after hiatal hernia repair surgery? I feel great but don't want to risk messing anything up!

Variable: You can think of you trunk as a steel drum. The sides are string, and the top and bottom are weaker. Hiatal hernia repair involves the top of the drum - the diaphragm. We generally believe that the scar tissue that forms around the sutures is helpful. We also know that scar tissue reaches about 90% of its ultimate strength by about six weeks. For this reason, I usually tell hiatal hernia repair patients to avoid heavy straining for six weeks and then start easing back into it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for atrophic testes to lose function, how long is the process and what are the symptoms if caused by hernia repair?

Few weeks: If the hernia surgery caused the atrophy, the the reason was that the blood supply of the testicle was compromised, it will cause the testicle to atrophy within the first three months, generally speaking there are no symptoms. ...Read more

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How long after open surgery for an ingnal hernia repair do I need to wait until trying to get pregnant?

How long after open surgery for an ingnal hernia repair do I need to wait until trying to get pregnant?

No need to wait: There is no need to wait as hernia will usually heal in 6-8 was and your pregnancy will have no effect on the healing process. ...Read more

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Had unbilical hernia repair and was put under how long does it take for me to be able to urinate normally?

Had unbilical hernia repair and was put under how long does it take for me to be able to urinate normally?

It depends: What do you mean by urinating normally? Also, how long has it been since your operation? Sometimes anesthesia can cause urinary retention in men, and sometimes it can be bad enough to require a catheter for a few days. If you are not urinating at all for more than 12 hours post op, or if you still feel like your bladder is full after urinating, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I just had an umbilical hernia repair. How long does it take to heal and what can I do about the bloatedness?

Full healing 4-6 wks: You should be feeling better in 1 week, but, you'll need 4-6 weeks for full strength in the wound to develop. If you resume activity or strain too soon, you may pop apart the wound and have another hernia develop. ...Read more

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I had laproscip umbilical hernia repair last Tuesday still in pain but can I pick up my 7 week old son? He bout 9or10 lbs. How long will pain last?

It depends: Usually, you can lift 10lbs, but it's best to check with your surgeon. The worst pain is the first week, but some pain is present for up to six weeks. ...Read more

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How long pain should last after laparoscopic hernia repair. My doctor said I had 4 hernias he repaired. 5 weeks later I am still having pain. Normal?

How long pain should last after laparoscopic hernia repair. My doctor said I had 4 hernias he repaired. 5 weeks later I am still having pain. Normal?

Not Uncommon: The severity and duration of postoperative pain is dependent upon the size of the hernia (s). Although laparoscopic, we are "riveting" mesh to the muscles of your abdominal wall. Is your pain getting better or worse? If its not improving, you should see your surgeon sooner than later. ...Read more

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