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I had umbilical hernia surgery 6 months ago. Does the mesh ever dissolve away?

I had umbilical hernia surgery 6 months ago. Does the mesh ever dissolve away?

Depends: It depends what kind of mesh was used; talk with your surgeon to find out and how long it will take to be reabsorbed by your body. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more


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I had umbilical hernia surgery 4 weeks ago. I now have a hard lump in the area of the belly button/just above. Second repair with mesh. Is this normal?

I had umbilical hernia surgery 4 weeks ago. I now have a hard lump in the area of the belly button/just above. Second repair with mesh. Is this normal?

It is probably: Healing or edge of mesh at this stage, recurrence or infection is unlikely. Show it to your surgeon, just to be sure. ...Read more

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I have mesh from umbilical hernia surgery, the area feels pulled or strained, should I go to er?

I have mesh from umbilical hernia surgery, the area feels pulled or strained, should I go to er?

Abdominal pain: If you have no fever or vomiting, and your pain is not severe, you can go to a walk in or urgent care to be seen by a doctor, who can order you an ultrasound or CT scan and refer you back to a surgeon for possible repair. Call you surgeon as well. ...Read more

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Why is some points have some pain in. My para umbilical hernia surgery repaired by mesh. This is eighth day. When will the pain go away.?

More time needed: It can take 4-6 weeks to feel normal, and even then it can still be noticeable with certain movements. ...Read more

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I had umbilical hernia surgery on jan 28 and a month later I was laying in bed and coughed and felt a pop. What could have happened?

I had umbilical hernia surgery on jan 28 and a month later I was laying in bed and coughed and felt a pop. What could have happened?

Depends: If there was pain at the umbilical hernia site and a bulge, then this may be a recurrence of the hernia. Recommend evaluation by the surgeon who did the repair. ...Read more

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My son had umbilical hernia surgery a week ago. It bled couple days ago. Nurse changed dressing. Now there's clear fluid on the dressing. Is that ok?

Incision drainage: Drainage from a surgical incision a week following an operation is not an expected outcome. Any drainage can potentially allow bacteria to enter the wound causing an infection. Fever and incisional redness would likely be present if there was an infection. Please call your surgeon and let him know that you are having a problem. A small amount may not be an issue, but better to be safe. ...Read more

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Had umbilical hernia surgery about 6weeks ago scar healed real well but still getting really bad pains where I'm laying on the ground crying is normal?

Had umbilical hernia surgery about 6weeks ago scar healed real well but still getting really bad pains where I'm laying on the ground crying is normal?

Post surgical pain: Post surgical pain can be common with abdominal surgery due to scar formation, but none should result in rolling around with crying. Please visit with your respective surgeon. ...Read more

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I had umbilical hernia surgery yesterday today I'm so so sore I can't walk cough or anything and my tablets wear of to quick, . What can I do?

I had umbilical hernia surgery yesterday today I'm so so sore I can't walk cough or anything and my tablets wear of to quick, . What can I do?

Call Surgeons Office: We have many alternatives to narcotic pain medication to help control postop pain, such as ice packs, nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen), and acetaminophen. If that doesn't work, you may need a higher narcotic dose. Please check with your surgeon--they will likely offer these options. Rest assured, the pain will lessen every day! ...Read more

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What is umbilical hernia surgery?

What is umbilical hernia surgery?

Repair: If one has an umbilical hernia, and hernia defect, and sac it can cause pain and other symptoms.
Repair can be done with stitches, mesh material
, and surgical techniques. ...Read more

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What to eat after umbilical hernia surgery?

What to eat after umbilical hernia surgery?

Light: Eat light, non-greasy foods after any surgery until the effects of anesthesia wear off. 24-72 hours. If you are taking narcotics for pain you will want to continue this with increased fiber and fluids to avoid constipation. Once off of the pain mess you may resume your normal healthy diet. ...Read more

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What are the long term problems of adult umbilical hernia surgery?

What are the long term problems of adult umbilical hernia surgery?

Usually none: Immediate complications after surgery may include infection, bowel obstruction, perforation, strangulation, gangrene etc. Don't worry much ...Read more

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After umbilical hernia surgery, how long should I expect the pain to last?

After umbilical hernia surgery, how long should I expect the pain to last?

Depends: Severe pain should be gone by 72 hours. By a week or two you should be able to do most activities with little pain. Discuss with your surgeon how long they would like you to limit how much you lift. ...Read more

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Its been a week since my umbilical hernia surgery has been done. Can I smoke again now?

Its been a week since my umbilical hernia surgery has been done. Can I smoke again now?

No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. A healthy-minded person would not intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over. ...Read more

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My umbilical hernia surgery hurts when I bend my core to the right. It's been a year since surgery. Only happens the day after I workout. Recurrence?

Possible, but.. ..: It's possible that you tore something that could lead to a recurrence but if there is no bulge or obvious hernia sticking out than you are probably ok. Bruising and muscle strain can feel the same way. And 'tightness' can be confused with pain. Tightness is normal, pain is not.

Try generic ibuprofen for a week or so and see if it improves. If not improving or if worse, see your surgeon ...Read more

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How much blood under tagaderm is normal after umbilical hernia surgery?

Small amount: May be seen under tagaderm dressing, due to skin oozing, call your surgeon and go for follow up visit. ...Read more

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How long to recover from para umbilical hernia surgery?

Minor surgery: Check with your own surgeon for your instructions, but in general there is little discomfort after surgery & generally can return to all normal activities in 4-6 weeks. But check with your own surgeon for their directions. ...Read more

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My father aged 69 had an umbilical hernia surgery on oct 1st 2012 through laproscpy. Someone said the kidneys will be affected, is it so?

My father aged 69 had an umbilical hernia surgery on oct 1st 2012 through laproscpy. Someone said the kidneys will be affected, is it so?

Not directly.: Technically speaking, there is nothing about hernia surgery that would directly affect the kidneys. However, excessive use of anti-inflammatory pain medicine can, as can dehydration, which can secondarily occur following any operation. ...Read more

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Swhat's one side effect of umbilical hernia surgery?

Swhat's one side effect of umbilical hernia surgery?

None: There may be mild discomfort early after surgery. Anesthesia has little transient side effects in recovery room. Once healed there would be no side effects except for a small surgical scar. Mesh may be used with the hernia repair but has no side effects once healed. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a seroma following umbilical hernia surgery?

Is it common to have a seroma following umbilical hernia surgery?

Variable: Seromas are probably very common, but also extremely variable in terms of size. A seroma is a collection of fluid under the skin. Almost seromas are probably very small and unnoticeable, some may look like the size of the lump that was there before the hernia is fixed. Almost all go away by six months but sometimes persist. If it persists and is causing problems, be sure to see your surgeon to check it out. ...Read more

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What is seroma?? is this common after umbilical hernia surgery??

What is seroma?? is this common after umbilical hernia surgery??

Collection of fluid: A seroma is a collection of fluid (serum). The serum is the liquid part of your blood (as opposed to the cells) and is similar to the fluid that is inside a blister. Seromas can occur after any surgery and can resolve without treatment although sometimes the doctor will draw out the fluid. If it is causing a lot of discomfort, return to the doctor for treatment. DO NOT TRY TO DRAIN IT ON YOUR OWN. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

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


Dr. David Earle
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Umbilical Hernia (Definition)

This is a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button, the location of the umbilical cord during fetal development. It usually closes by itself as it fills with scar tissue. Infants with a hernia here usually resolve by age 4-5. Adults may develop a hole here for unknown reasons, and will see a lump under the skin ("outie") where intra-abdominal contents have ...Read more