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After my hernia surgery, how long should I stay out of work?

After my hernia surgery, how long should I stay out of work?

Returning to work: After hernia surgery, it is normally safe to return to work after just a week or so. This assumes that your job does not involve any heavy lifting and that there is a "light duty" position available. If no such position is available, then being out of work for 5-6 weeks is advised. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia surgery, how long will i be out of work?

Hernia surgery, how long will i be out of work?

Depends: If you do heavy lifting expect 4-6 weeks. If light work desk job you can go back as soon as you want. You should write down all your questions and ask the surgeon during your consultation. ...Read more

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How long are you off from work after hernia surgery?

How long are you off from work after hernia surgery?

Depends: On what your work requirements are & your surgeon's instructions. Usually, in general, people can return to light work in a week or less and full heavy work in 4-6 weeks. Ask your surgeon regarding your specific situation. ...Read more

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After surgery on my torn meniscus how long will i be out of work?

After surgery on my torn meniscus how long will i be out of work?

2-3weeks: All depend weather the meniscus was excised(partial menisectomy)or it was sutured.Simple uncomplicated menisectomy no more than two weeks, repaired one about six to eight weeks. ...Read more

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How long is recovery out of work after a hemorrhoidectomy?

How long is recovery out of work after a hemorrhoidectomy?

No set time.: There are many different ways to do hemorrhoidectomy and recovery time depends on the procedure adopted. In old classical hemorrhoidectomy it used to be long time but the new techniques have cut it very short. Good rule of thumb is when you don't have pain you can resume work. ...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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How long after laparoscopic surgery (gallbladder removal) can I start working out again?

How long after laparoscopic surgery (gallbladder removal) can I start working out again?

At least 3-4 weeks: Laparoscopic surgery leave few very small incisions that do not need too much time to heal the larger one is the one is used to remove the gallbladder might require inside suturing if the is the case 3-4 weeks all what it take to heal completely after that you have no physical restriction it is always better to check with your surgeon since some might have different personal preferences. ...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 surgery3@optonline.Net. ...Read more

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How long are you out of action after a hernia op?

How long are you out of action after a hernia op?

Depends: Depends on the location, size and type of repair. I tell my inguinal hernia patients to return to normal activity as treated by pain, which is usually 1-2 weeks after a laparoscopic approach, and 1-4 weeks after an open operation. Other types of hernia repairs are widely variable. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long after laproscopic hernia surgery can I go back to heavy construction work?

How long after laproscopic hernia surgery can I go back to heavy construction work?

Depends: It depends on the type of hernia, but the usual postop instructions for my patients are to return to all usual activity as tolerated. It is usually 1-3 weeks for a groin hernia, and 3-6 weeks for a ventral hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How much time will i be out of work after having rotator cuff surgery?

How much time will i be out of work after having rotator cuff surgery?

Time off varies: Surgery is typically outpatient takes 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. Recovery is 3-4 months. If you have a relatively sedentary job you can be back to work in a matter of days or weeks in a sling. IF you have a labor intensive job it will be difficult to work unless you can find light duty. You can typically drive once you are off pain meds and out of the sling which varies from 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Can I do stomach exercises after a hernia operation? And how long is the recovery period after a hernia operation?

Can I do stomach exercises after a hernia operation?   And how long is the recovery period after a hernia operation?

Restrictions: Restrictions after hernia surgery vary, so best to confirm with your surgical team. In general it is 6 weeks of not lifting more than 20 pounds. So wait on sit ups and abd work until you are cleared by your surgery team. Be well. ...Read more

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After hernia surgery, how long will my bowels not work?

After hernia surgery, how long will my bowels not work?

Post-op Constipation: It is very common for someone after hernia surgery to be rather constipated. This is usually due to post-operative incisional pain, relative early inactivity as well as the use of opioid pain medications. If possible, wean off the opioids, get up and walk, drink plenty of fluids, and take a mild laxative as needed. ...Read more

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How long will i need to be out of work following umbilical hernia surgery and lyposuction?

How long will i need to be out of work following umbilical hernia surgery and lyposuction?

Depends on work: It depends on the nature of your work, but if it involves any strenuous activity, i would plan on two weeks with limited activity for six weeks post-operatively. If more administrative in nature, could probably go back after one week, again with limited activity. ...Read more

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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?

There : 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. ...Read more

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How long does a hernia operation keep you out work?

Varies: Depends on the type of work, but generally can go back to light work in about a week after surgery and no heavy work for about 4-6 weeks. Get specific instructions from your surgeon for your own situation. ...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 will I be out of work after foot neuroma surgery?

How long will I be out of work after foot neuroma surgery?

Depends on your job: If you can wear a surgical shoe and elevate your foot and sit at work, you could be back in a few days. ...Read more

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How long will I be out of work after surgery for an anal fistula?

How long will I be out of work after surgery for an anal fistula?

Really depends: Erika - there are several surgeries for anal fistula. Your recovery really depends on not only what exact procedure you have, but also your tolerance for pain, and how important it is for you to be back at work. I've seen a range from the same afternoon to three to four weeks. ...Read more

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Following hernis surgery bowels stoped working, how long before they will work again, what to do?

At most, 3-5 days...: For elective hernia repair in an assumed healthy man of 49, the potential undesirable effects from anesthesia and surgery should fade and disappear in 3-5 days. If persisting, check with surgeon for a clinical assessment for unusual event although it's rare. That is reasonable. More on healthy living? To www.Formefirst.Com to explore how to live a long happy life. Best wish ... Always. ...Read more