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How Long Out Of Work After Hernia Surgury
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How long does it take for your body to get used to a mesh. I had an open surgery op for a hernia 2 mnth ago and it is still very painfull.
Call you surgeon: Also, call your surgeon for an exam and evaluation as well. May want to myoflex cream - I've heard it can work wonders. ...Read more
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