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How Long Does A Hernia Take To Heal
It depends.: Not all hernia surgeries are alike: where was the hernia? Was mesh used for the repair? Was the operation performed via minimally invasive surgery? What is the health of the patient? What are you defining as 'healing': return to work? Pain-free? Sports? Because of all these factors, the answer could be "weeks-to-months". This question is best answered by the hernia surgeon who did the case. ...Read more
I have a minimul umbilical hernia. Will I need surgery to heal and if so how long does it take to heal after surgery?
C-section 4 1/2 wks ago how long does it take for your incision to heal internally? When is it safe to workout & lift weights? I don't want a hernia
Should be ok: You should be ok after 4 weeks, but you need to start slow and gradually increase over at least the next 2 weeks. ...Read more
I just had an umbilical hernia repair. How long does it take to heal and what can I do about the bloatedness?
How long does it take for hiatal hernias to become serious? Do any particular symptoms show when this happens?
Hiatal hernia: Hiatal hernias do not go away with time. They either stay the same in size or get larger. You only need surgery if you have gerd/ heartburn that isn't controlled with medication. Also, if you have barrett's esophagus, that is an indication for surgery as well since that is a precancerous condition. ...Read more
How long does it take for your body to get used to a mesh. I had a hernia op 2 mnth ago and am still having a lot of pain?
Variable: You are most likely having pain secondary to the operation itself, with all the tissue manipulation, trauma, sutures and mesh. While significant pain should be subsided (or at least it should be soon), you may have the sensation of something in the abdominal wall, and occasional minor pain for years, but none of this will likely limit your activities. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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
Depends: Strangulated is different than incarcerated. Incarcerated just means trapped. Strangulated means the trap is so tight it cut off blood supply and the tissue dies. If the tissue is fat, you may have pain etc, but survive for quite a while. If the tissue is intestine you will start vomiting, soon become septic and in a worst case could die within 24 hours if not treated. ...Read more
How long does it take for your body to get used to a mesh. I had an open surgery op for a hernia 2 mnth ago and it is still very painfull.
Call you surgeon: Also, call your surgeon for an exam and evaluation as well. May want to myoflex cream - I've heard it can work wonders. ...Read more
After indoscopy I had a very small haital hernia. I am on omeparzole is it ok to take it for a long time? Still in the morning I feel upper abdom. Pain
Ppi's safe in short: Recent studies are showing some concerns about long term ppi use. They tend to inhibit calcium and magnesium absorption. They may increase risk of certain GI tract infections and some studies are worrisome for cardiac risks. Current recommendation is not to stay on them for over a yr. May try zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid and take Omeprazole only for severe gerd. Ask your doctor about alternatives and options. ...Read more
1-4 weeks: The wide range of recovery time is due to individual variability and technique for repair. In general, a laparoscopic repair has 1-2 weeks less recover than an open repair. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the type of hernia and the extent of the surgery, but if you're talking about abdominal wall hernias, then most surgeons would recommend holding off on any heavy lifting for at least 6 to 8 weeks afterwards. This is about the time it takes for the abdominal wall to fully heal after hernia surgery and be at its strongest. ...Read more
I would like to know how long surgery for a umbilical hernia usually takes and how dangerous is it?
How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms of a hernia to show up after the muscles are strained?
Is it normal to feel the hernia is still there are mesh repair. How long should scar tissue take to close defect?
My family dr. Said I have a hernia and"cystocele with prolapse". I am a 51 year old female. What needs to be done? What type of dr do I need to see, and what needs to be done. How many surgeries will it take to fix the problem? How long would my recovery
You: You should be evaluated by a urogynecologic surgeon who has experience with repairing these type of hernias which can be quite complicated. If you are over weight, then losing weight is perhaps the most important thing that you can do. In addition, avoid constipation and straining when you urinate. ...Read more
Depends: There are many types of hernias, and each type is variable in terms of its severity. Some patients and some doctors group all hernias in to a category of a "simple" problem requiring "minor" surgery. Hernia repairs vary in complexity from 30 minute outpatient procedures to 8 hour complex abdominal wall reconstructions. Recovery therefore depends on what type and how severe. ...Read more
Variable: Depends on the type and severity of the hernia. These vary widely in terms of complexity, thus an accurate answer is not possible with limited info. Call your surgeon o find out. You may need two surgeons with different areas of expertise - one for the hernia and one for the rectal prolapse. Hope this helps! ...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 more
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
Varies: Usually back to light work in a week and 4-6 weeks before doing heavy physical activities or heavy exersise. ...Read more
Had an op 1week ago on a hernia. How long does it take for the swelling to go down. It was in my belly button?
It shoukd be better: By now. See the surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
Had a lrg seroma after dbl hernia surgery, got smaller after 5 weeks, should it be gone after 6mths or do they take longer as in still their but smal?
Show it to: Your surgeon, but if it is getting smaller, opinion would probably be to leave it alone. Sometimes it takes up to one year for scar to mature. ...Read more
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