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How should hernia recovery look after the 4th day?

How should hernia recovery look after the 4th day?

Clean, dry, intact: The wounds should be clean, dry, and intact...Meaning no drainage, discharge, significant redness, and the edges should still be well aligned. There may be some swelling and some pain, but it should not be getting significantly worse. Any questions, have the surgeon check it out. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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Why does hernia recurr in open mesh ? Why does recovery take 6 weeks ?

Why does hernia recurr  in open mesh ?
Why does recovery take 6 weeks ?

Multifactorial : Mesh does reduce the risk of recurrence yet, no matter how strong the mesh, it often is anchored to inherently weakened tissue. Factors that contribute to recurrence include heavy lifting, chronic illness, obesity, smoking, wound infections, and steroid use, to name a few. ...Read more

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How long is ventral hernia recovery ?

How long is ventral hernia recovery ?

Varies: But generally no heavy lifting, heavy exercise, or heavy work for about 6 weeks. Get more specific details & instructions from your own surgeon for your specific situation. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for hernia surgery?

How long is the recovery for hernia surgery?

Depends: Not all hernias are the same. The most common hernia operation is an inguinal hernia repair which typically has a 1-3 week recovery period for a laparoscopic repair and a 2-4 week recovery for an open repair. ...Read more

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What is the hernia repair w/alloderm recovery period?

Complex: Allo-derm derived from cadaver skin , is usually used in complex hernia repair , abdominal wall defects , recurrences , in massive infections etc . There is no simple answer , how soon will be recovery , as each case is different and complex , speak to your own surgeon who knows your case better than any one. ...Read more

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What is the recovery period for hernia repair w/alloderm?

What is the recovery period for hernia repair w/alloderm?

"weeks": Recovery is a very broad term: till return to work?...Activities?...Pain-free? These times are dependent on the type of hernia and method of repair, rather than the mesh used. Depending on these factors, people may return to normal activities as soon as 2 weeks or as long as 6 weeks post operatively. Talk with your surgeon--they will be able to narrow this down for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the recovery from a hernia operation like?

What's the recovery from a hernia operation like?

Depends: Recovery from any operation is highly variable among individuals. From small hernia operations, recovery is usually 1-3 weeks. For large hernia operations, it may be as long as 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a hiatus hernia and was wondering how long recovery would be?

Variable: Usually, a laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair is combined with an anti-reflux procedure known as a nissen fundoplication. Patients are typically back to most normal activities in about two weeks. There is also usually some difficulty swallowing for 3-6 weeks. In the end, the goal is to be better than you are now, so ask your surgeon what the odds are or improvement. ...Read more

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What should I do to avoid making my hernia worse and what is the recovery time after the operation?

What should I do to avoid making my hernia worse and what is the recovery time after the operation?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon. ...Read more

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