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Inguinal Hernia Recovery Pain
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
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
What is the typical recovery time for surgery to repair an inguinal hernia? We have a 20 pound toddler!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
App one year after inguinal hernia surg (Mesh) i still have minor pain and discomfort. Is it normal?
YES BUT: YES it is normal specially with the use of a screen/mash. the question I will ask if your hernia was done open or laparoscopic., and if you had the pain from the day of the surgery, or it just gut worst, and last if you had it since day one, have you asked your surgeon about that pain. in general it is normal to have long term pain after a hernia repair but you need to share this with your surgeon ...Read more
I have a inguinal hernia and the pain is low, can I still workout? Or would that make things worse?
Inguinal hernia: Avoid strenuous exercise, particularly weightlifting or lifting of heavy objects.A hernia is an outpouching of intestine through the wall of the abdominal cavity. The intestine can get caught and result in a strangulated hernia - blood supply to the area can get cut off and you will develop gangrene of the intestine. Do light exercise like swimming and have the hernia repaired. ...Read more
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