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How long does it take to recover from inguinal hernia surgery? I’m having surgery to repair an inguinal hernia. What is the recovery like? How long before I can lift and carry things again?

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There are several different ways to repair an inguinal hernia. A traditional repair involves an incision over the area of the hernia and the placement of a plastic mesh material to plug or cover the defect. Alternatively, your surgeon may perform a laparoscopic hernia repair which involves making a few incisions near your navel and placing mesh in front of the hernia. Generally, the recovery from a laparoscopic hernia repair is shorter and involves less pain. One can usually return to regular activities within a few days to a week. Traditional hernia repairs usually require a longer recovery (3-5 weeks) but can be performed under local anesthetic meaning the patient does not have to have a full general anesthetic. This is beneficial for some patients who may not tolerate general anesthesia. You should speak with your surgeon about all your options as every patient has unique conditions which may influence how the surgeon may recommend proceeding.
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Dr. David Earle answered:

How long does it take for a diabetic to recover from hernia surgery?

Depends

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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.
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How long does it take for scrotum penis swelling to subside after hernia surgery?

Varies

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But generally swelling & mild bruising can take a few days to a week or more to redolve. Can depend on medications you may be taking, size of hernia, type of surgical repair, etc. Contact your surgeon to answer your questions or concerns.
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How long does it take for a hernia surgery to stop hurting, and is it bad for it to hurt after 6 months? I had a hernia fixed 6 months ago so i could get into the military, and its been 6 months and it still sore. Is this bad?

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I depends on where it hurts. It may be a recurrent hernia. If the pain goes dfown the lateral scrotum and then the inner thigh it may be from a nerve trapped in scar tissue..that's called inguinodynia.
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How long would it take me to recover if I have a ventral hernia surgery?

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Usually back to light work in a week and 4-6 weeks before doing heavy physical activities or heavy exersise.
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Dr. Scott N. Welle answered:

How long will my husbands laparoscopic double hernia surgery take? approx.

About an hour

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On average a double hernia should take about an hour. However, many things could prolong that time and the person who will know best is your husband's surgeon.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

How long will it take an to recover from inguinal hernia surgery and start running again?

Weeks

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Return to exercise after hernia repair is dependent on the health of the patient,method of hernia repair, and extent of surgery. Following laparoscopic hernia repair, my patients are instructed to begin aerobic exercise whenever they feel well enough. Many will be fast-walking on a treadmill or elliptical within a week, running outdoors in 2-3 weeks, and back to pre-surgical fitness in 4-6 weeks.
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How long do you have to wear the support underwear after hernia surgery? And is it ok I take it off for a day?

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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.
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I developed a seroma five months after lap. ventral hernia surgery, how long can it take for the seroma to go away on its own?

Months

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It usually takes at least a few months for a seroma to resolve. Using an abdominal binder to place pressure on the abdomen will help the seroma to resolve quicker.
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Had laparoscopic double inguinal hernia surgery month ago still real sore & sensitive right testicle how long take go away or what can do?

See your surgeon

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Testicle sensitivity can last for a few months after hernia surgery in some men. Please see your surgeon for an exam and discuss you discomfort with them.
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