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How Long Out Of Work For Hernia Repair
Taking occas hydrocodone aft hernia repair. Sometimes works GREAT. Other times (w/SIMILAR PAIN) I get NO relief; but worse, longer-lasting side effs.
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
Less than 1 week: If done well less than one week surgery3@optonline.Net. ...Read more
Not long: Recovery from uncomplicated inguinal hernia will be very brief , in less than 4 to 6 wks , that is the minimum time that nature needs to lay down the collagen fibers to complete the healing process , in mesh repair which is tension free , can be active much earlier ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pein or laparoscopic: Open 4 to 6 weeks laparosxopicic less that one week. ...Read more
Long time : It should last for a lifetime. Having said that, it is common to have asymptomatic herniation of a small portion of the stomach back in to the chest. Thi is almost always without consequence, and only detectable with an upper GI contrast x-ray and/or endoscopy. Recurrences requiring another operation occur about 5% of the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends!: In order to answer the question, you'd have to know where it was, whether it was the first one, how big it was, and how long you had it before the operation. There are many factors! the good news is that seromas do go away, although sometimes we need to treat them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-2 weeks: While it varies, return to work is often 1 week, even for moderately active jobs. ...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
2 weeks: About 2 weeks if you are feeling well and the swelling is down and incisions are fully healed. ...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
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more
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