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Have an incisional hernia, surgery not for 2 months. Ok to exercise strenuously until then?

Have an incisional hernia, surgery not for 2 months. Ok to exercise strenuously until then?

Why not: Yes you can and there is no reason why you can not as long as it does not cause you any discomfort and/or pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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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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Mom is 13 days post op in fl hospital now with severe diarrhea from incarcerated incisional hernia repair by laparoscopic open surgery .Vancomycin?

? C dif enterocoliti: Often prolonged peri-operative antibiotics adversely affect the bacterial content of the colon resulting in an overgrowth of a bug called clostridium difficile. This causes inflammation of the colon lining with resultant severe diarrhea. Stool culture/sample is needed to make/confirm the diagnosis. But if diagnostic tests are +, vancomycin and/or Flagyl (metronidazole) are appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Avoid straining
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Consider surgical repair
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Avoid heaving lifting
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See a general surgeon
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Is intermittent, intense pain that radiates down to my labia normal 6 months post incisional hernia repair in the groin area?

Local anesthetic: Unfortunately nerves can be damaged in surgery, especially when it's the second operation (you said "incisional hernia"). Your surgeon shoudl be able to inject local anesthetic into the area near the incision to see if this is really a nerve, or just scar tissue. See the doctor who operated on you. ...Read more

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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Avoid heavy lifting
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Avoid straining
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Avoid constipation
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If painful, see your doctor
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I had hernia surgery 2 weeks ago today and the left side of my scrotum and inner thigh is very painful to the touch. Hard to walk without severe pain?

Pain and Surgeons: Pain, especially the unexpected pain post operatively should be reported to the surgeon. This is how they monitor post op complications. Please call your surgeon today. ...Read more

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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Discuss pros and cons of hernia repair with your doctor
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Be aware of symptoms of incarcerated hernia, pain&can't reduce
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Go to emergency department for incarcerated hernia
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How long should you wait to return to normal duties after incisional hernia repair?

Incisional hernia: This is a tough question to answer as not all hernias are equivalent. Smaller hernias may allow patients to return to desk jobs in a few days. Larger hernias may take 6-12 weeks prior returning to work. Manual laborers will also require more time prior to returning to work. This is a question that needs to be discussed with your operating surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Hernia (Definition)

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

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

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