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Is hernia surgery safe for obese uncontrolled diabetics or should I wait to loose weight?

Is hernia surgery safe for obese uncontrolled diabetics or should I wait to loose weight?

Hernia surgery obese: Diabetes does complicated surgical procedures. It affects wound healing, ability to fight off infection, and is often linked to other medical problems like heart disease that can increase the risk of operations. Prior to any elective surgery, the blood sugars should be under control. A parallel issue is the hernia surgery, where we see a higher recurrence rate across the board in obese patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more


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Is hiatal hernia surgery very safe?

Is hiatal hernia surgery very safe?

Yes: Just make sure you pick an experienced surgeon and do not skip the routine preop evaluations. When the right surgery is done for the right indication, good to excellent outcome is expected for this routine procedure. ...Read more

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Is hiatal hernia surgery pretty safe?

Is hiatal hernia surgery pretty safe?

Yes: This surgery has been done for a long time and it is safe and effective. Make sure it is done by a surgeon that frequently does this. ...Read more

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How soon after a laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery is it safe to get pregnant?(I am afraid of the pressure of the growing belly on the mesh) thanks

How soon after a laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery is it safe to get pregnant?(I am afraid of the pressure of the growing belly on the mesh) thanks

Always a possibility: but unlikely to happen , recurrence rate is very small especially tension free on lay graft, approximately 6 wks is enough to form collagen in mot of uncomplicated hernias , speak to your surgeon . ...Read more

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I am in my 2nd month of hernia surgery recovery, is it safe to have sex yet or should I wait some more?

I am in my 2nd month of hernia surgery recovery, is it safe to have sex yet or should I wait some more?

Yes, okay to resume: It should be fine to engage in sexual activity, based on any discomfort you may have. Obviously, any extra strenuous activities, be it weight lifting, heavy pushing or pulling, or heavy squatting, should be limited until you get past 8-10 weeks. Normal activities, including sex, should be okay at this point. ...Read more

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I was advised to undergo a colonoscopy before a hernia surgery but,but i am scheduled tomorrow for the surgery is it safe?should i continue?

I was advised to undergo a colonoscopy before a hernia surgery but,but i am scheduled tomorrow for the surgery is it safe?should i continue?

Colonoscopy is safe: Colonoscopy is a good test to look at the insides of the colon. Risks include perforation and bleeding (if biopsies are done) Few complications occur. If your doctor recommended this study I suggest that you go ahead with it. The amount of information obtained can be valuable ...Read more

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Do I need to worry about 4 yr old's umbilical hernia surgery? What will recovery be like and how long? Is the surgery safe for his age?

Do I need to worry about 4 yr old's umbilical hernia surgery? What will recovery be like and how long? Is the surgery safe for his age?

Routine Surgery: Umbilical hernia repair on a 4 yr old usually has minimal complications. However you do need to talk to your pediatric surgeon and get his take. What was the cause of the hernia? Are there any other medical problems at work here? Surgery / General Anesthesia is never without risk. Your surgeon needs to explain to you how the benefits out weigh the risks for your 4 yr old. Talk to Anesthesia too ...Read more

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Ventral hernia surgery tomorrow with possible mesh. How safe is surgery? How long surgery usually take? Very scared! please help calm my fears thanks!

Ventral hernia surgery tomorrow with possible mesh. How safe is surgery? How long surgery usually take? Very scared! please help calm my fears thanks!

Info in consent: Unless there are contraindications, mesh is usually used for defects >4 cm. The repair can be performed laparoscopically or open. Complications include wound infection (12-18% after open surgery, less after laparoscopic aproach), bowel injury (up to 20% during open surgery, 1% laparoscopic), seroma formation, prolonged post-operative pain. Length of the operation varies from case to case (1-4 hrs). ...Read more

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How long until it is safe to be traveling after open inguinal hernia surgery?

How long until it is safe to be traveling after open inguinal hernia surgery?

Fairly quickly: At one time hermia patients were kept in bed for one week to let the hernia heal. Now inguinal hernias are done outpatient and patient can travel in a day or two as long as pressure is not exerted on the wound. ...Read more

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Is groin hernia surgery with Prefix Plug Mesh safe? Saw lots of good and bad things about it

Is groin hernia surgery with Prefix Plug Mesh safe? Saw lots of good and bad things about it

Short answer yes: There has been a lot of research comparing the different ways to fix hernias. There is really very little difference. The most important factor is what method your surgeon is most comfortable using. There have been reports of complications with all mesh hernia repairs but are not common. The thing is, repair without mesh is not close to as reliable as with mesh. Talk to your surgeon more. ...Read more

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I had right inguinal hernia surgery 2 weeks ago tomorrow. Is it now safe for sex or can i masterbate? Im backed up bad

I had right inguinal hernia surgery 2 weeks ago tomorrow. Is it now safe for sex or can i masterbate? Im backed up bad

Inguinal hernia fix: Yes. If the area of surgery hurts or gets red, stop and see your doctor. Should be all healed up by now, just don't go too crazy. ...Read more

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How long after a laparoskopic inguinal hernia surgery with mesh, is it safe to squat, bend over,push a stroller or lift? I am with a toddler at home.

How long after a laparoskopic inguinal hernia surgery with mesh, is it safe to squat, bend over,push a stroller or lift? I am with a toddler at home.

Post-op lifting: It is best to check with your individual doctor who did the surgery to see if thee were any specifics to your case that would limit these things. But in general for laproscopic surgery with mesh placement, you should avoid these things for 6 weeks post-op. ...Read more

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Is it safe to poop if I had inguinal hernia surgery 5 hours ago?

Is it safe to poop if I had inguinal hernia surgery 5 hours ago?

Yes, but...: Go to move your bowel, but avoid strenuous push like that for constipation, which could be easily modified for most. Nonetheless, ask and follow your surgeon's advice. To help understand the care for life reality, go to Basics for Self-care as self-explanatorily shown in HOME of www.ForMeFirst.com like on in http://www.formefirst.com/Basics-SelfImprovement.html. Best wish... ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more