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How Long Is Too Long To Wait Tohave A Hernia Repaired
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can I reasonably wait to have an Inguinal hernia repaired. It's new and still reducible. ?
Watchful waiting: for a while, actually. See a surgeon and have it assessed and documented. As long as it does not cause you too much discomfort, it can be monitored. Should it start to be very tender, swollen, red, or you feel nauseous and feverish - get it evaluated right away. ...Read more
I had my lap out april.17 th 2012 band erroted developed hernia had the repair done feb.4 how long I should wait for the gastric bypass?
Consult with surgeon: Depends on your status. Do you still have a bariatric issue? At minimum, waiting 3 to 6 months after your ventral hernia repair is recommended. Okay to talk to your surgery team and your regular doc about the bariatric issue. Stay on diet in the meantime. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As tolerated: Alcohol per se does not have any specific time restriction. If you're taking narcotic pain medicine however i would avoid alcohol use. Furthermore, carbonated beverage can be problematic in terms of bloating and probably should be avoided for between four and six weeks, or at least as long until you're able to reserve resume normal food intake. Call your surgeon with any questions however because they know your case a bit better. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after open surgery for an ingnal hernia repair do I need to wait until trying to get pregnant?
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