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Inguinal Hernia Recovery Exercises
A few days: It depends on how long you are taking narcotic pain medication. You should not drive for a couple days after you stop taking the narcotics. This can be as quick as a few days or as long as 2 weeks. ...Read more
What is the typical recovery time for surgery to repair an inguinal hernia? We have a 20 pound toddler!
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
Variable: Usually, it's uneventful, but it really depends on the individual. In general, I tell my patients they will have significant pain for the first 3 days and the pain will start improving after that. My patients take between 1 and 2 weeks off from work. ...Read more
General surgeon: See a general surgeon for a consult. Most inguinal hernia repairs are performed through a groin incision an use mesh. With enough training an experience, many surgeons perform the repairs laparoscopically. Th laparoscopic technique has less pain and recovery time than the open technique, but only when done by a surgeon with enough experience. Both don't require postop activity restrictions. ...Read more
I'm a 58 year old. Had open inguinal hernia mesh repair surgery. Job requires lifting 75-150 lbs. How long is recovery before going back to this job?
If you want after 4w: Healing will be near complete after collagen tissue I is formed I that will take place 3 Wks, most of the people will go back to work in 4 to 6 wks. Obvious other factors, your motivation, general health, non healing etc will limit early return to work. When you go back obvious you will not going to lift 150 lbs on first day, has to be progressive. ...Read more
How long does it take to recover from inguinal hernia surgery? I’m having surgery to repair an inguinal hernia. What is the recovery like? How long before I can lift and carry things again?
There: There are several different ways to repair an inguinal hernia. A traditional repair involves an incision over the area of the hernia and the placement of a plastic mesh material to plug or cover the defect. Alternatively, your surgeon may perform a laparoscopic hernia repair which involves making a few incisions near your navel and placing mesh in front of the hernia. Generally, the recovery from a laparoscopic hernia repair is shorter and involves less pain. One can usually return to regular activities within a few days to a week. Traditional hernia repairs usually require a longer recovery (3-5 weeks) but can be performed under local anesthetic meaning the patient does not have to have a full general anesthetic. This is beneficial for some patients who may not tolerate general anesthesia. You should speak with your surgeon about all your options as every patient has unique conditions which may influence how the surgeon may recommend proceeding. ...Read more
You can yes: You can yes. Although heavy lifting may make it worse. ...Read more
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 more
Same as before: Core exercises are no different before or after inguinal hernia repair. Ask you surgeon when to return to activity, but I usually tell my patients to return to normal activity as tolerated by pain. ...Read more
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 more
Depends: As long as you're not increasing your abdominal pressure during the exercise to the point of worsening your pain. ...Read more
Hi, I have a left inguinal hernia, no insurance so cant get it repaired, but are there exercises I can do that will heal me up with decent results?
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
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
I have a recently diagnosed inguinal hernia, should I avoid tennis and elliptical machine exercise?
Most hernia are repaired to stand any regular exercise or activities including stomach exercise as long as enough time was giving for the repair to heal
extreme strenuous activity could bring the hernia back it all depend how the hernia was repaired
if the hernia was repaired with a screen chances are less for recurrence. ...Read more
9 months post open inguinal hernia mesh repair I now have discomfort. A few weeks before I began*mild* ab exercises. Is scar tissue the likely cause?
Scar tissue: You had an open inhumanly hernia repair 9 months ago and started working out. It is possible that scar tissue is the cause. Try to build your exercise program up over time. The repair is as healed as it will get by 9 months. If you continue to have discomfort call your surgeon for evaluation. He/she will want to know what/where/when and how it gets better or worse. ...Read more
I had an inguinal hernia surgery 4 years back I wanna know how much weight can I lift up? And can I do bodybuilding and some stretching exercises?
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
I believe I have an inguinal hernia. I noticed a bulge on the right side of my mons pubis after exercising yesterday. I regularly exercise with heavy weightlifting and cardiovascular activity, and rely on it regularly for not only physical but mental heal
Pulled heavy weight resulting in slight right side bulge in scrotum. Ultrasound shows no signs of hernia. Had inguinal hernia repair 30 years ago. Feel slight pain below incision scar after exercise. The bulge reduces at times but mostly stays. Do I need
YES: A hernia is an organ (usually bowel) that is not on its usual anatomical location. The majority of the time, this is from a weakness in muscles that help it stay there. As muscles continue to weaken & there is continued pressure the hernia can get larger. Risks are: advanced age, obesity, heavy lifting, even chronic cough or straining to urinate since there is an increase intrabdomen pressure. ...Read more
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