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How long do docs recommend I should I expect to stay out of work after hernia surgery?

How long do docs recommend I should I expect to stay out of work after hernia surgery?

1 to 4 weeks: Depending on type of hernia, type of repair and type of work you do it can be as short as 1 week if your work does not involve more then 10-15lbs lifting and up to 6 weeks if you do heavy work or have large abdominal/incisional hernia. ...Read more

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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?

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 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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I'm pretty sure I have an umbilical hernia. If I were to have surgery how long should I expect to be off work?

I'm pretty sure I have an umbilical hernia. If I were to have surgery how long should I expect to be off work?

About 5-7 days: The time off of work is less if the hernia (and incision) are small. You shouldn't drive while you are taking narcotic pain pills. You could go back to work with no heavy lifting in less than a week if the hernia is small. The surgeon will probably recommend no heavy lifting for about 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery how long off work?

Laparoscopic hernia surgery how long off 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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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 do I have to wait before I start to work my abs again after getting hernia surgery?

How long do I have to wait before I start to work my abs again after getting hernia surgery?

4-8 weeks: Most surgeons would like you to wait at least 4 weeks before starting abdominal wall stressing excersizes. Discuss this with you surgeon. ...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 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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If I had a hernia surgery in my groin, how long till I can go back to work (not a lifting job)?

Soon: If your job is not strenuous, you should be back within a week or two. You should discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I am having surgery for an umbilical hernia. Dr wants to do a few incisions. How long after surgery is it safe to return to work at a Non-physical job?

I am having surgery for an umbilical hernia. Dr wants to do a few incisions. How long after surgery is it safe to return to work at a Non-physical job?

7-10 days?: Patient usually needs 4-6 weeks for FULL healing after surgery. Need about 1 week for recovery of your stamina... As long as your job is the equivalent of a desk computer job or cashier, (no lifting, pushing, pulling or anything strenuous) I'd estimate you could go back in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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How long can a person with a severe hernia wait to get surgery.?

How long can a person with a severe hernia wait to get surgery.?

Don't Wait: If you have significant symptoms related to a Hernia, I would recommend that you see a General Surgeon as soon as possible and have the surgeon evaluate the hernia and make recommendations for treatment (repair). ...Read more

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Saroma: how long before one disappears following surgery for a hernia?

Saroma: how long before one disappears following surgery for a hernia?

Weeks to months: A seroma is the fluid trapped by the repair that is "secreted" by the damaged tissue from the surgery. It will go away. I always tell my patients not to have someone drain it as they could get infected and that would be worse. Give it time and it will get better. ...Read more

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If I am now diagnosed with a small hernia. How long can I go without surgery?

Forever, perhaps: When a hernia is diagnosed in an adult, depending on the anatomical site, repair with mesh is usually recommended promptly. Although you may never have a complication related to the hernia, it is better not to wait until you do. Incarceration leading to strangulation of hernia contents is a surgical emergency that is riskier for you and the surgeon to fix, and may result in higher complications. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after getting surgery for a hernia for flying on a 3 hour plane?

How long do you have to wait after getting surgery for a hernia for flying on a 3 hour plane?

No rule for flight: Although there is no specific rule for when you can fly after most hernia surgeries, It makes sense to wait 1-2 weeks if having substantial pain after surgery or you are high risk for complications. If you had laparoscopic surgery it is often recommended you wait about 24 hours to let the Air introduced in to your abdomen completely otherwise it could cause increased pain due to pressure changes ...Read more

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How can you get an hernia? How long for it to develop & is surgery the only way for it to cure?

Hernia: Abdominal hernias do not resolve without surgery. Many a symptomatic hernias can be observed. Symptomatic hernias should usually be repaired. Binders and trusses are recommended for some patients who are not planning to undergo repair. There is no medication to resolve andominal hernias. ...Read more

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M57, very large ing. Hernia on left side and recurring hernia from rt. Side (from meshless surgery long ago). Should I opt for srgry or spend with it?

M57, very large ing. Hernia on left side and recurring hernia from rt. Side (from meshless surgery long ago). Should I opt for srgry or spend with it?

Inguinal hernia: I think your doctor should evaluate the hernia explain the situation and it's complications. However now a days there is laparoscopic hernia repair. Small cut, short procedure time and fast recovery time. You may want to see general surgeon experience in laparoscopy. Good luck. ...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