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I had Laparascopic inguinal hernia repair. I had pain and urethra trauma from the bladder cath. Why cath NON indicated patients with empty bladder?
Depends: The most common problem facing patients immediately after surgery is that of urinary retention, the inability to pass urine. This is a side effect of the anesthesia and is usually relieved after a few hours. If urinary retention is prolonged, you may have a catheter inserted into your urethra. The catheter is left overnight and removed in the morning. I would ask the surgeon why you needed the Catheter. I am sorry that you were traumatized. ...Read more
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
Several: 85 yr old in poor health , no symptoms , hernia could be left alone with observation . Age is no bar for right treatment , is a low risk out patient low risk surgery , an treated hernia is always a risk for incarceration , and complications . If it gets strangulated no option but surgery , regardless of age ...Read more
Info: Inguinal hernia repair can be performed laparoscopically or opr. Lap has less pain and shorter recovery, but only when done by a surgeon with substantial training and experience some say 250 cases, but the number is highly variable, and surgeon dependent. Best approach is the one the surgeon does best. Hope this helps! ...Read more
To general surgeons: when a patient should be shaved for inguinal hernia, during anesthesia or before anesthesia (general).
Can you please tell me if during inguinal hernia surgery the patient is nude during preop or surgery? Are the male genitals draped?
Hospital gown: Hospital gowns are used, and depending on he technique of repair and surgeon preference, the genitals are covered by drapes, or prepped in the surgical field. Hope his helps! ...Read more
There's a chance: There is a chance the hernia can recur, and that is related to the hernia itself (size, location), the patient (obesity, smoking, medical problems), and the technique and experience of the surgeon. Your activity once healed shouldn't have an impact. Overall risk is very low for a group, but unpredictable for an individual. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Walking: After inguinal hernia surgery, strenuous exercise is contraindicated for a period of time, depending on the type and complexity of repair. A period of rest (1-2 days) followed by walking as tolerated is best. You cannot strengthen the tissues with exercise before or after this type of surgery but you can cause failure or chronic problems by over stressing the repair. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recovery=Surgery: A hernia does not recover on its own. The only way to fix a hernia is with surgical repair. You may still exercise while you have a hernia, however any increase in strenuous activity will increase the likelihood of your hernia becoming stuck and necessitating a more urgent operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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