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Can a inguinal hernia cause your periods to come later & be lighter? (have a bulge below belly button, maybe hernia?, delayed, lighter&shorter periods)

Can a inguinal hernia cause your periods to come later & be lighter? (have a bulge below belly button, maybe hernia?, delayed, lighter&shorter periods)

No relation: The hernia is not directly related to periods. Also, a lump by the belly button may be a hernia, but an umbilical hernia, not inguinal. A lump could also be a fatty tumor (not cancer), or a cyst. Best to see a primary care provider for a more complete evaluation and exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic ...Read more


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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. ...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?

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have inguinal hernia surgery tomorrow and I just stardef my period!?

I have inguinal hernia surgery tomorrow and I just stardef my period!?

No problem: We do surgery on women with their period all the time. It does not put you at increased risk for infection. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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What period of time for intercourse after an inguinal hernia surgery?

What period of time for intercourse after an inguinal hernia surgery?

No restriction: Anytime that you are comfortable. It will not cause harm to the repair. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery everything went well but now everytime I get my period the only thing that hurts is the incisions?

Unusual: Soreness or pain at an incision after a laparoscopic hernia repair can happen. Pain from your period at the incision is unusual. If you had the hernia repaired in your belly buttom and this is the site of pain then it is really referred pain. It may just be a coincidence. If it continues to happen then visit with your surgeon for follow up. ...Read more

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What can cause a inguinal hernia?

Increased Pressure: In belly. Holding your breath and lifting something heavy, increasing the pressure in your abdomen. Or a chronic cough. ...Read more

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How to make my inguinal hernia better?

Surgical repair: Is definitive cure. Other modalities, such as truss or supporters, are temporizing fixes at best. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause pain 24/7?

Can an inguinal hernia cause pain 24/7?

Inguinal hernia: Absolutely. If an inguinal hernia is incarcerated it can cause a lot of pain. If you are experiencing a lot of pain and you feel a lump please see a physician as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cause for obstruction in inguinal hernia?

Cause for obstruction in inguinal hernia?

INCARCERATED hernia: Any hernia may incarcerate and cause bowel obstruction. Incarceration is when the contents of a hernia 'gets stuck' and the blood flow to the area ceases causing the tissue to be at risk for dying (ischemia-infarct). Immediate surgery is indicated. The signs of bowel obstruction are: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, lack of gas passage.. ...Read more

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I need to know the symptoms of inguinal hernia?

You need to see: The doctor, initial stages only the physician can detect, later appear as a painless bulge that goes away by lying down, If untreated other complications will set in. Make sure to see your doctor ...Read more

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How is an inguinal hernia different from a regular?

Probably same: Inguinal = groin. A hernia is basically one tissue bulging through an opening. So no such thing as "regular" hernia, though the generic term usually refers to inguinal hernia. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: inguinal hernia?

A groin hernia: An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic cord and testicular vessels ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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