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Open Hernia Repair With Mesh
"Double" Hernias,etc: Controversy exists amongst hernia surgeons which approach is best. In my experience, people return to normal activities faster via laparoscopy. This is most pronounced with bilateral ("double") hernias. Also, people with recurrent hernias originally repaired open benefit greatly from the laparoscopic approach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 had an open inguinal hernia repair with mesh almost 2 weeks ago and the pain seems worse this week than last. Very tight and stiff feeling. Normal?
Post-op pain recheck: 29 year old male says "had an open inguinal hernia repair with mesh almost 2 weeks ago and the pain seems worse this week than last. Very tight and stiff feeling. Normal?" There are many more questions the Doctor could ask, bottom-line when a post-op pain persists or gets worse person should go back to the surgeon for evaluation/ management as indicated. ...Read more
I had open umbilical hernia repair without mesh done 24 days ago. I have little pain but feel ill, headaches, fainty. This is mostly at night.
Umbilical hernia: Does the site hurt , is it s red ,swollen, tender,discharge ? if yes call the doctor immediately in the AM. if not would still seek medical attention over next 24-48 hours, may be subclinical infection,or reflux, h pylori, as these entities would explain the headache (from reflux to the sinuses and malaise. faintness. . ...Read more
Hi,I had an open Inguinal hernia repair without mesh ten days ago and I feel ok now.I wanna know when can I back to gym and workout with high strain .
Why?: nobody since 1990 will repair a hernia without the screen sorry to be the one that give you the bad news. I know you are in Iran , and they might be doing things differently there. or they might not have the screen because of the economic boycott, but repair the hernia without a screen will increase your chance to have a recurrence from 5-10% to 35-40% go back to regular workout you need 3 months. ...Read more
Can bloating from 8 beers ruin/damage an umbilical hernia repair(open, no mesh, small hernia) over one night 2 1/2 weeks post op? I did not throw up.
8 beers: You should not have taken beers, at least for quite a while. If you don't you will only make yourself more sick!! ...Read more
I had inguinal open/mesh repair 2 months ago. I plan to lose between 85-100 pounds over the next year. Will losing weight affect my hernia repair?
Maybe: But only early after surgery while taking narcotic medications, which can cause constipation. If you are not taking pain medication & the hernia is already well healed then hernia surgery & constipation would likely be unrelated. See your family doctor for an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two months after inguinal open/mesh hernia repair, i still have discomfort in groin/testicle. I'm starting to worry about my recovery. Should i be?
I am going to get open mesh ingunial hernia repair surgery this week. Will i be able to have sex after the surgery?
Yes: For open and laparoscopic inguinal hernia operations, i tell my patients to return to call mental activity as tolerated by pain. This is a variable amount of time, but usually most people after open inguinal hernia operations are back to normal activity at 2 to 3 weeks. If any complications arise, obviously this may not hold. There are also exceptions to this rule. Good luck! ...Read more
Can having hernia repair surgery cause problems with the prostate? I had inguinal open/mesh surgery 2 months ago and now I have prostatitis.
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
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