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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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I did a laparoscopic surgery for my inguinal hernia 3 days ago and whenever I urinate the area where my hernia used to be pains/burns. Is this normal?

I did a laparoscopic surgery for my inguinal hernia 3 days ago and whenever I urinate the area where my hernia used to be pains/burns. Is this normal?

Here are some...: What you feel now may be expected & okay just to watch and see as long as being slowly but surely getting better day by day without undue local swelling or fever. So, sit tight and let body self-healing continue to its best for now. But if still in doubt, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Is inguinal hernia always need a surgery???

It depends: No. The consensus now is that asymptomatic to minimally symptomatic inguinal hernias can be safely observed with no increase in morbidity. Repair is recommended for symptomatic hernias or hernias associated with complications (obstruction, perforation). ...Read more

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Is inguinal hernia major or miner surgery?

It depends if: You are the patient or the surgeon. But seriously it depends on the size of hernia, its location, your pain tolerance, and all kinds of things. And major and minor are relative terms. I tell my patients that every operation is important and for me it is the most major thing that I am doing at the time. ...Read more

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Is there a safe way treat my groin pain before having surgery for my inguinal hernia?

If you have acute: Pain, you should lie down on your back with your leg crossed. If this doesn't help, you probably need emergency surgery. So, in general, it is better to have the surgery as soon as you start having pain. Consult with surgeon for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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What is the typical recovery time for surgery to repair an inguinal hernia? We have a 20 pound toddler!

What is the typical recovery time for surgery to repair an inguinal hernia? We have a 20 pound toddler!

24 hrs: In a toddler recovery will be rapid by next day, most of the time will have melting suture at the skin wound , no stitches to be taken off. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some tips to a safe and speedy recovery after the inguinal hernia open surgery?

Follow your surgeons: Instructions, it is a very low risk out patient procedure , in uncomplicated case you need very brief time to recover completely ...Read more

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M28, had rt. Inguinal hernia open surgery with mesh 50 days back. Could i resume jogging now 15 min a day.

M28, had rt. Inguinal hernia open surgery with mesh 50 days back. Could i resume jogging now 15 min a day.

Should be ok: I tell all of my patients to resume their normal activity as tolerated by pain. I see no problem with returning to jogging after nearly 2 months postoperatively. You may want to check with your surgeon for your specific case to be sure. ...Read more

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I had surgery for my inguinal hernia on april 30th 2015 and was wondering when will i be able to exercise in terms of lifting weights and cardio?

Depend on how?: depend on how your hernia was repaired first with screen or without screen second it was done open or laproscopic surgery third was it a recurrent hernia or a first time hernia fourth what kind of inguinal hernia,direct,indirect,femoral. without knowing details i will say you need 2-3 month before you start any physical fitness. the final word is from your surgeons they will tell you when and how. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia open surgery 6 months ago. I want to know which exercises I can do that will help me gain weight and also stay in shape.

I had an inguinal hernia open surgery 6 months ago. I want to know which exercises I can do that will help me gain weight and also stay in shape.

Nothing specific : There are no specific exercises that need to be done, or limitations of types of exercises six months after inguinal hernia repair. If you think there is a problem, contact your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

Inguinal hernia is an abdominal wall defect occuring in the inguinal region. They may occur directly through the abdominal wall or through the internal inguinal ring and inguinal canal. They may extend into the scrotum in males or ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more