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Doctor insights on: Inguinal Hernia Recovery Exercises

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How long is recovery and how soon I can drive after a groin / inguinal hernia operation?

How long is recovery and how soon I can drive after a groin / inguinal hernia operation?

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.

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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.

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

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

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What is the recovery for an open inguinal hernia repair?

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.

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How do I deal with an inguinal hernia repair and recovery

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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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Can I exercise with a unilaterl inguinal hernia?

Can I exercise with a unilaterl inguinal hernia?

Yes, but it might: Cause pain or lead to incarceration. Definitive solution is surgical repair, after which you can resume your exercise program. In the meantime, avoid any exercise that strains your abdominal muscles.

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Any exercise on initial stage of inguinal hernia. Can it recover.?

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.

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Most effective exercises to build a strong core after inguinal hernia?

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.

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What are the best exercises to build a strong core after inguinal hernia?

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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.

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Is it ok to use the recumbent exercise bike with an inguinal hernia?

Is it ok to use the recumbent exercise bike with an inguinal hernia?

Depends: As long as you're not increasing your abdominal pressure during the exercise to the point of worsening your pain.

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I have inguinal hernia. Is it true that I shouldn't do exercises that involves jumping like skipping or jumping jacks?

May be: As those acts may cause complications in large hernia, really what you must do is get it repaired, is simple out patient procedure, then you can do all, speak to your parents at17 you need their consent also.

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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.

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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!

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I have a recently diagnosed inguinal hernia, should I avoid tennis and elliptical machine exercise?

I have a recently diagnosed inguinal hernia, should I avoid tennis and elliptical machine exercise?

Best option: Get it repaired (surgery) then do everything is a low risk out patient procedure

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Could an inguinal hernia come back with stomach exercises?

Could an inguinal hernia come back with stomach exercises?

Possible: 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.

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