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Is it ok to start lifting weights 14 weeks after inguinal hernia surgery?

Is it ok to start lifting weights 14 weeks after inguinal hernia surgery?

Check with surgeon: You need to check with your surgeon as the type and extent of the surgery will be known to him/her and the best advice given. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Can I start lifting weights again after doing a inguinal hernia surgery. The doc used a mesh implant. I was having pain for almost 3months. Now better?

Can I start lifting weights again after doing a inguinal hernia surgery. The doc used a mesh implant. I was having pain for almost 3months. Now better?

Yes: Rather than a specific time frame, I tell patients to return to normal activity as tolerated after inguinal hernia operations. You may have something more specific, so it is always a good idea to check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had hernia surgery two years ago. I have gained weight, would it cause pain at the hernia location?

I had hernia surgery two years ago. I have gained weight, would it cause pain at the hernia location?

Maybe: The pain could be from the stretching of the scar tissue due to the weight gain if it was substantial. Could also represent a recurrent hernia. See your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight after umbilical hernia surgery?

Will I lose weight after umbilical hernia surgery?

Up to you: Only if you exercise more and eat less. Weight loss is a matter of calories burned being greater than calories consumed. Hernia surgery closes or occludes a defect but has nothing to do with weight loss. ...Read more

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I am 57 yo had umbilical hernia, surgery want to start working out to lose weight how long should I wait have not workout in over 20 yrs?

I am 57 yo had umbilical hernia, surgery want to start working out to lose weight how long should I wait have not workout in over 20 yrs?

6 weeks: The surgeon that performed the hernia repair should provide individual recommendations for returning to activity after surgery. In our practice, we recommend 6 weeks of 10 lb weight lifting limitations with a gradual return to increased activity afterward. Especially after 20 years, you need to use caution when restarting an exercise program and would benefit from working with a licensed trainer. ...Read more

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Is weight gain normal after hernia surgery? Had a double hernia repair in feb and have steadily gained over 50 lbs even though my diet hasn't changed.

Is weight gain normal after hernia surgery? Had a double hernia repair in feb and have steadily gained over 50 lbs even though my diet hasn't changed.

Plz C Ur Doctor: It is not uncommon to gain a few pounds secondary to decreased activity. However, a 50# weight gain in less-than 2 months reflects a physiologic problem that requires evaluation by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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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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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 surgery 4 years back I wanna know how much weight can I lift up? And can I do bodybuilding and some stretching exercises?

All you can!: If you did not have recurrence, you could do all things you did before surgery (a reason you had surgery was for this purpose). ...Read more

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I had inguinal hernia surgery with screen about six months ago. About a week ago, I joined a gym (with weights) and days later had some pain near that area. Could this be related to the hernia repair.

I had inguinal hernia surgery with screen about six months ago. About a week ago, I joined a gym (with weights) and days later had some pain near that area. Could this be related to the hernia repair.

Possible,: 6 months is enough time for complete healing, yes pain could be due to stretching near the sac tissue, you continue your gym activities progressively, how ever go for a follow up visit to your surgeon to make sure you have no recurrence, before resuming to pre operative level of activity ...Read more

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If my abdomen and lower parts go numb after a hernia surgery, is that normal? I went in for a double hernia that was caused by lifting to much weight. The belly button and left lower areas were effected. The doctor said the cut would be small and it would

Some numbness common: It depends on what type of hernia repair you had done. It's not uncommon to have numbness around the incisions after surgery. If you had a laparoscopic hernia repair, that should be minimal. Open hernia repairs are associated with some incidence of numbness on the inside of the thigh and scrotum. Sometimes it gets better over time. ...Read more

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How can hernia surgery affect me?

How can hernia surgery affect me?

It can relieve pain: It can relieve pain and discomfort. It can prevent obstruction if you have a strangulation. There are different types of hernias. Sometimes in the groin sometimes in the abdomen Sometimes within the abdomen. A lot depends on the type of hernia that you have. If your doctor recommends surgery, it can help make you feel better but it can limit your activities for up to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Risks of having baby after hernia surgery?

Hernia recurrence: First and foremost, a prior hernia repair is unlikely to interfere with your pregnancy or delivery. However, the location of the hernia and the method of repair may have some impact if mesh was used and a c-section is necessary. Be sure and review this information with your obstetrician early in your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Would I have to be nude during hernia surgery?

Usually: The abdomen and site of the hernia have to be exposed to fix the hernia. The breasts and genital organs can usually remain covered. Feel free to discuss this with your surgeon, anethesiologist, and nurses so that you can feel comfortable knowing that they will protect your dignity to the fullest extent. ...Read more

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After hernia surgery fails what are my options?

Couple options: If no symptoms and relatively small can observe. If associated with symptoms and / or enlarging will require redo operation for recurrence perhaps by new approach e.g. Laparoscopically if it was done open before. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hernia surgery?

What is the definition or description of: hernia surgery?

Depends: 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 surgery using small incisions. ...Read more

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What a happen if you had hernia surgery than have 3 kids later?

What a happen if you had hernia surgery than have 3 kids later?

Hernia: Hernia recurrence does happen, and three pregnancies could add risk for hernia recurrence. A bulge that can be pushed back in, is often how hernia presents. Okay to talk to your regular doc about your concern. ...Read more

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Why is there burning after hernia surgery?

See below: Nerve discomfort to the skin can temporarily result in a sharp or burning feeling around the surgical site. That discomfort resolves as the surgical site heals. See your surgeon to be sure that you are healing properly. ...Read more

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Is walking after hernia surgery beneficial?

Is walking after hernia surgery beneficial?

Yes: Getting up and walking shortly after surgery is very good. It can help prevent certain complications like pulmonary atelectasis and deep vein thrombosis. Early postoperative mobilization is important. ...Read more

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Does a past hernia surgery affect fertility?

Should not: Inguinal or groin hernia surgery should not affect fertility in a male. However, complex hernia or hernia repair that was extensive could involve the spermatic cord on rare occasion. Talk to your doctor and discuss you concerns. Bring your wife so that all parties discuss openly. There are many reasons for difficultly in getting pregnant. Avoid any blame and support each other. ...Read more

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What are common hernia surgery complications?

Uncommon: Fortunately, complications are uncommon after hernia repair, but they can be serious when they happen. Specific to hernia repair, chronic pain and hernia recurrence occur about 5% of the time or less for small, uncomplicated hernia repairs that are typically performed as an outpatient. Not all hernias are equal however, and a general surgeon may be able to give you specifics for your case. ...Read more

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Are there side effects to mesh hernia surgery?

None: There should be no side effects. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery how long off work?

Laparoscopic hernia surgery how long off work?

Depends: If you do heavy lifting expect 4-6 weeks. If light work desk job you can go back as soon as you want. You should write down all your questions and ask the surgeon during your consultation. ...Read more

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Could hernia surgery affect a man's fertility?

Could hernia surgery affect a man's fertility?

Are you askng: About an inguinal or groin hernia surgery? No. Hernia surgery at any location on the body would not cause fertility issues. ...Read more

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How much does paraesophageal hernia surgery cost?

Depends: It's a complicated question, and has to do with the location, surgeon, and anesthesia components of the cost. In the us, this operation is covered by essentially all insurance companies. If you're outside the us looking at private clinics, don't always go for the cheapest price. Research quality if you can, but its tough to do. ...Read more

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How much does a hernia surgery cost (umbilical)?

How much does a hernia surgery cost (umbilical)?

Varies, insurance: Insurance should cover the cost of surgery.

The total bill may a few thousand dollars, depending on how big the hernia is, how complex it is, if you have to stay in the hospital afterwards, and if it's done open (single larger incision) or laparoscopically (multiple tiny incisions and a video camera).

If you have to stay in the hospital, then the bill would be many thousands of dollars. ...Read more

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When after hernia surgery will I be able to stand?

Right away: Although you may have some discomfort, you will be able to stand and walk immediately after your hernia surgery. ...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. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more