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How long does a hernia take to heal?

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

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal after a hernia is removed?

Depends: Technically, hernias are repaired, not removed. Depending on the size of the hernia, the location, and the type of repair performed, use of mesh, etc., healing takes anywhere from 2-6 weeks, generally. ...Read more

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I have a minimul umbilical hernia. Will i need surgery to heal and if so how long does it take to heal after surgery?

I have a minimul umbilical hernia. Will i need surgery to heal and if so how long does it take to heal after surgery?

Yes: Yes, the only way to heal an umbilical hernia is by fixing it with surgery. Typically patients have discomfort for 1-2 weeks after surgery. You should not lift anything over 10 lbs. For 6 weeks to prevent recurrence and to help with wound healing. ...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?

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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How long does it take for hiatal hernias to become serious? Do any particular symptoms show when this happens?

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

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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?

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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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?

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

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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