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How long should it take to recover from an inguinal hernia repair?

How long should it take to recover from an inguinal hernia repair?

"weeks": Following laparoscopic repair, most people will require narcotic pain medication for 2-3 days, may return to a desk job in one week, and be back to full activities in 3 weeks. Following open repair, these times are often doubled. Of course, results may vary depending on the size of the hernia and the pain threshold of the patient. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe ...Read more


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How long will it take to recover from a hernia operation?

How long will it take to recover from a hernia operation?

Depends: The recovery period is dependent on several factors: size of hernia, is the hernia simple or complex, repair technique (laparoscopic vs open), and overall health and condition of the patient. In general, it could range from 2-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How to heal a stomach pull?

How to heal a stomach pull?

Muscle injury: The stomach is an organ, a 'pull" is when abdominal muscle/ligament/tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, and swelling) occurs as a natural healing process. The key is to minimize further damage while keeping the area flexible and mobile. Ice massage (24-36 hours), motrin/advil and rest are the key. ...Read more

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How long does a hernia take to heal?

How long does a hernia take to heal?

It depends.: Not all hernia surgeries are alike: where was the hernia? Was mesh used for the repair? Was the operation performed via minimally invasive surgery? What is the health of the patient? What are you defining as 'healing': return to work? Pain-free? Sports? Because of all these factors, the answer could be "weeks-to-months". This question is best answered by the hernia surgeon who did the case. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from umbilical hernia repair?

How long does it take to recover from umbilical hernia repair?

About 2-4 weeks: It depends. Recovery is longer for larger hernias (more than about 4 cm). You can eat normal foods, walk, and climb stairs right after surgery. Depending on the hernia size, the surgeon will probably recommend not lifting more than 15 lbs for 2 weeks, and no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for 4-6 weeks. Pain usually improves by about 1 week after surgery. ...Read more

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How much time will it take me to recover from inguinal hernia surgery?

How much time will it take me to recover from inguinal hernia surgery?

Up to 6 weeks: Depending on the type of repair, it can take between 1 and 6 weeks to recover. If you have a laparoscopic repair it can take between 1-2 weeks to recover, and if it is open, depending on the recommendations of your surgeon, it can take bewtween two and 6 weeks for full recovery ...Read more

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How long will it take for a small fracture to heal?

How long will it take for a small fracture to heal?

4-6 weeks: Your age, the severity of the fracture, and the location of the fracture all are factors in answering your question. The younger you are usually the quicker you heal. Fractures that can be immobilized and rested heal quicker. ...Read more

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I have a minimul umbilical hernia. Will i need surgery to heal and if so how long does it take to heal after surgery?

I have a minimul umbilical hernia. Will i need surgery to heal and if so how long does it take to heal after surgery?

Yes: Yes, the only way to heal an umbilical hernia is by fixing it with surgery. Typically patients have discomfort for 1-2 weeks after surgery. You should not lift anything over 10 lbs. For 6 weeks to prevent recurrence and to help with wound healing. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a shoulder injury to heal?

How long will it take for a shoulder injury to heal?

1-2 weeks: In general, strains are largely better in 1-2 weeks. If your shoulder pain is not significantly improved in 1-2 weeks, you should have it evaluated by an orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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How long would it take to recover from a femoral hernia as a man?

How long would it take to recover from a femoral hernia as a man?

1-4 weeks: The wide range of recovery time is due to individual variability and technique for repair. In general, a laparoscopic repair has 1-2 weeks less recover than an open repair. ...Read more

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How long it takes to heal a ruptured spleen?

How long it takes to heal a ruptured spleen?

Perhaps 6-12 months: Most ruptured spleens are due to trauma, in which case most of the time they are surgically removed. You can live without a spleen, though it does have some impact of immune function. Iron storage (also done in bone marrow and liver), and old red blood cell destruction (life of an RBC is 100 days). Must avoid any contact sports or further trauma to that area (left upper quadrant of abdomen). ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal after a hernia is removed?

Please tell me how long it takes for to heal after a hernia is removed?

Depends: Technically, hernias are repaired, not removed. Depending on the size of the hernia, the location, and the type of repair performed, use of mesh, etc., healing takes anywhere from 2-6 weeks, generally. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a broken shoulder blade?

How long will it take to heal a broken shoulder blade?

6-10 weeks: Scapula (shoulder blade) fractures generally heal in the 6-10 week time frame. Fortunately, most scapula fractures do not require surgery, and the function of your shoulder should be excellent once it heals. ...Read more

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How to heal a heart?

How to heal a heart?

?: A broken heart? Only time can heal a broken heart. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a diabetic to recover from hernia surgery?

How long does it take for a diabetic to recover from hernia surgery?

Depends: There are many types of hernias, and each type is variable in terms of its severity. Some patients and some doctors group all hernias in to a category of a "simple" problem requiring "minor" surgery. Hernia repairs vary in complexity from 30 minute outpatient procedures to 8 hour complex abdominal wall reconstructions. Recovery therefore depends on what type and how severe. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal from a herniated disk?

How long will it take to heal from a herniated disk?

75% in 2-12 weeks: 90% of disc herniations are treated without surgery. Most get better within 12 weeks. This is why 12 weeks of non op care is recommended as most will get better or be improving during this time period. The next 15% take longer and 10% are treated by surgery. There is a 5% recurrence rate with or without surgery of another disc or same disc herniating. ...Read more

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How long does a abdominal operation take to heal?

How long does a abdominal operation take to heal?

It depends: Many factors are involved in proper healing of any wound or surgery of any sort. Patient immunity, general patient health, extent of surgery involvement, benign condition versus canceroous condition. The question needs to be placed with that physician who will be performing the surgery. Even at that it is only a guess. ...Read more

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How long would it take me to recover if I have a ventral hernia surgery?

How long would it take me to recover if I have a ventral hernia surgery?

Varies: Usually back to light work in a week and 4-6 weeks before doing heavy physical activities or heavy exersise. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take a non-displaced incomplete fracture to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will it take a non-displaced incomplete fracture to heal?

4-6 weeks is usual: Most fractures, including non-displaced incomplete ones, heal in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more