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Is it normal to be extremely week post-op laproscopic hernia repair?

Is it normal to be extremely week post-op laproscopic  hernia repair?

For a day or two: after,yes. For longer you may be suffering from adverse reaction to the general anesthesia. See your Doctor if so. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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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


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2months post op incisional hernia repair with mesh . Still looks like a hernia to me why?

2months post op incisional hernia repair with mesh . Still looks like a hernia to me why?

Could be fluid: Post-operative seromas, a collection of fluid at the site of an incision, may cause some protrusion under the skin, looking like a hernia. It is possible that there is a recurrent hernia also, the only way to know, is to have your surgeon examine you and if necessary to get additional imaging studies. Make an appointment ...Read more

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6 days post op umbilical hernia repair, 34 year old male. incision is bleeding. should I go to the ER or wait it out and let it scab over?

6 days post op umbilical hernia repair, 34 year old male. incision is bleeding. should I go to the ER or wait it out and let it scab over?

Apply pressure: If the bleeding does not stop within 5 minutes, a visit to the ER may be necessary. Also if you have any other bleeding risks, be seen. All the best. ...Read more

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What symptoms would I have if i had a reoccurrence 4 1/2 months post - op iguinal laprascopic hernia repair ?

A bulge : The clear sign of a recurent hernia is a bulge or protrusion in the same area as the previous repair. While that might be associated with some pain, pain alone is more likely post surgical at four months. If you are worried go back and see the surgeon who did the previous repair. ...Read more

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Intermittent left side pain near belly button. I am day18 post op open umbilical hernia repair and gallbladder removal pain scale 8 neg fever or vomi?

Intermittent left side pain near belly button.  I am day18 post op open umbilical hernia repair and gallbladder removal pain scale 8 neg fever or vomi?

May be normal...: It is common to have intermittent pain following umbilical hernia repair, and this is mostly determined by the extent and type of repair. Patients often have intermittent shape or "pulling" sensation that may extend several inches to either side of the umbilicus for a few weeks after repair. Check with your surgeon to make sure there's no other issue. ...Read more

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Why do I have bloating & gas, when eating carbs, after 2 months post op for 3 rd hernia repair ?

Why do I have bloating & gas, when eating carbs, after 2 months post op for 3 rd hernia repair ?

Nonspecific: Your symptoms are not specific for any one diagnosis, and may not be related to your hernia repair, unless it was a hiatal hernia repair. Check with your doctor to find out more. ...Read more

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Is lower ab pain and bloating 4 days post op from bilateral inguinal hernia repair an emergency? I am only peeing 1/4 cup at a time

Here are some...: As answered in another Q of yours, go to ER to be checked out. Hopefully, all of these are temporarily related with surgical pain, anesthesia, pain medication, etc. Such postop conditions is prone to develop in patients who might have gradually slowed down their urine flow for years in the past. So, go to ER to be checked out. How to get things done right? Follow instructions as described. ...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