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Doctor insights on: How To Strengthen The Abdominal Muscles After An Inguinal Hernia Operation

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I had an inguinal hernia repair surgery last year, what exercises can I do to tone my obliques and abs?

I had an inguinal hernia repair surgery last year, what exercises can I do to tone my obliques and abs?

1SizeDOESNOT Fit All: The goal of any operation is to get people back to their baseline activity (and most people can!).However, activity restrictions may vary quite a bit from patient-to-patient, depending on the size and type of hernia, the nature of the repair, and the patient's health. Abdominal exercises will stress the repair, but the ability of your body to tolerate this stress is best answered by your surgeon. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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In an inguinal hernia, does a small part or the whole lower abdomen protrude?

In an inguinal hernia, does a small part or the whole lower abdomen protrude?

Bulge in Groin: All inguinal hernias begin as small holes in the groin, usually evident as a subtle bulge that, in time, can enlarge and extend into the scrotal sac. Of course, neglect and time can lead to some very large hernias, but, in my experience, they usually extend down into the scrotal sac rather than lead to protrusions of the entire lower abdomen. ...Read more

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Does someone who has pulled a groin muscle which leads to pain in scrotum go on to develop an inguinal hernia in later life?

Does someone who has pulled a groin muscle which leads to pain in scrotum go on to develop an inguinal hernia in later life?

Not necessarily: A muscle strain injury will heal and likely have no long term consequences. Hernias are more of an abdominal wall or groin weakness that one may be born with and becomes weaker and larger over time. ...Read more

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I have a pain on my left testicule reaching my lower abdominal ANA I had since 4 years an inguinal hernia surgerie on my 2 sides. Might it rehapened?

I have a pain on my left testicule reaching my lower abdominal ANA I had since 4 years an inguinal hernia surgerie on my 2 sides. Might it rehapened?

Possible: Especially if the pain is similar. You may have a recurrence. Contact your Surgeon or primary Dr for examination and guidance on how to proceed. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause pain throughout entire lower abdomen and throughout all soft tissue within the pelvis and surrounding area?

Yes If it gets: Incarcerated (get stuck and unable to push back in) if you have one see your doctor and get it repaired. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia repair 35 years ago. Recently have discomfort. Could it just be muscle strain from exercising or is there a chance of recurrance?

Inguinal hernia repair 35 years ago. Recently have discomfort. Could it just be muscle strain from exercising or is there a chance of recurrance?

Either possible: After a hernia repair there's always a chance of reoccurrence. If your pain continues, see your doctor to evaluate. If there is a reoccurrence, consider repeat surgery. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia or muscle bulge? I am a 22 year old female, about january I have had a little hard bulge along my right external oblique what would be the "v" muscle... Its about the size of a thumb print. I decided just to ignore it because it didn't hur

Inguinal hernia or muscle bulge? I am a 22 year old female, about january I have had a little hard bulge along my right external oblique what would be the "v" muscle... Its about the size of a thumb print. I decided just to ignore it because it didn't hur

A: A bulge in your abdominal wall that comes out when you cough or sit up and then goes back down when you lay down sounds very concerning for a hernia. You need to see a general surgeon and have them look at it and see what they think. The ultrasound is ok if you've already been scheduled, but it isn't always going to be accurate in diagnosing a hernia. Even if the u/s comes back saying that a hernia isn't seen, it doesn't mean you don't have one. Hernias are one of the most common conditions that a surgeon sees and most people still think that a physical exam done by a surgeon is the best way to diagnose whether or not you have a hernia. ...Read more

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I had a right inguinal hernia repair with mesh plug and patch. I developed back pain that caused by my psoas and piriformis muscles that are always in?

I had a right inguinal hernia repair with mesh plug and patch. I developed back pain that caused by my psoas and piriformis muscles that are always in?

Hard to connect: Psoas and piriformis are quite far away from the inguinal hernia repair. More likely to be separate pathology. Need more investigation into back. ...Read more

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Can excessive coughing/sneezing the days immediately following lapro inguinal hernia repair mess up the results? Severe pain in right lower abdomen.

Rare: It would be rare to have that happen especially with a laparoscopic approach where the increased abdominal pressure with coughing and sneezing presses the mesh against the defect. Probably just some irritation and strain in the operative area due to the coughing and sneezing. ...Read more

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For what length of time do post-traumatic hydroceles last after an inguinal hernia repair operation?

Weeks to months: Usually a fluid collection in the scrotum after inguinal hernia repair is self limited, and should be gone by six months. It should definitely be near its final state by 12 months. If not, and its causing problems, it may need to be operated on. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time do post-traumatic hydroceles last after an inguinal hernia repair operation?

Can you tell me how much time do post-traumatic hydroceles last after an inguinal hernia repair operation?

Varies.: Could last a few days to a few weeks. Supportive underwear and applying heat will sometimes speed the process up. ...Read more

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In an operation for appendicitis, is the incision made in the groin? Does it increase the chances of developing an inguinal hernia?

In an operation for appendicitis, is the incision made in the groin? Does it increase the chances of developing an inguinal hernia?

No risk: There is not a groin incision made for operation to take out the appendix. For an open technique an incision is made in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, but well above the groin. For laparoscopic technique, there are usually three incisions, one at the belly button, one above the pubic bone, and one in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen, all of which are away from the groin. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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When does an inguinal hernia operation absolutely have to be done?

When does an inguinal hernia operation absolutely have to be done?

STRANGULATION!!!: The only absolute indication for hernia surgery is when intestine gets stuck within the hernia and cannot be reduced. This requires emergency surgery to check if the blood supply to the intestine has been cut-off; sometimes we have to remove the involved intestine. Obviously, it is best to have a hernia repaired before this happens, but it is not always predictable. ...Read more

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What does an inguinal hernia repair operation entail?

What does an inguinal hernia repair operation entail?

Many types: There are two main categories of repair - open and laparoscopic. Both are generally done as outpatient operations. The variety of open techniques are performed by about 80% is surgeons, and lap about 20%. Open techniques are slightly more painful and associated with a slightly longer recovery. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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