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Post Op Hernia Repair
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
Depends : One possibility is that your hernia came back immediately. ( not good but rare ). More commonly there is old blood or fluid (seroma) there that feels like a hernia but will eventually be reabsorbed and go away. Your surgeon should be able to tell you. And Ultrasound or CT scan can help if unsure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am 8 months post op for inguinal hernia repair. I'm in PT for another surgery 4 months ago and have testicular edema. I think it is related.
Possible but unlikel: But this far out would be unlikely. Best to see surgeon or urologist for evaluation. Dr R ...Read more
Having testicular, lower abdominal and spermatic cord discomfort all on the right side in my 3rd week post op robotic bilateral inguinal Hernia repair. Also concerned about a soft lump in the middle of the right testicle that I can feel when standing (cou
Will exercise cause current hernia to get larger... New one formed 6 mos.Post op ventral hernia mesh repair 8x13.Wgt loss of 65lbs past year.Active!
What would cause pinching 4 weeks post- op with a laproscopic ventural hernia repair . Not where the mesh is, but at one of the incision sites ?
Fixture device: This is likely a suture underneath which is used to tack the edge of the mesh in place. Or, it could actually be a small metal coiled "tack" that is used to hold the mesh to the abdominal wall. It should resolve and get better with time. Some tacks nowadays are even "absorbable, " but take some time to dissovle. ...Read more
Post op complications from hernia surgery had 2nd hernia repair surgery 01/10/12 off work 6 weeks post op. Husband is a school teacher so even when he went back to school no lifting needed. When we went to his post op appointment there was under the incis
Hello, : Hello, it sounds like your husband has had a change in status since he was examined. It doesn't state if it is tender, painful or if there is drainage. Fever? Warmth, erythema, swelling to the point of hardening may well represent an infection. He needs to be re-evaluated. For fever or severe abdominal pain, he should go to the er. If not, i would call the general surgeon in the morning and tell him or her / staff about the changes your husband has eperienced over the last three days.Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: It could the the bloating is the cause of pain that it felt at the incision site, or is stretching the incision sight slightly and causing pain. Neither case should cause severe pain. If it is severe or progressive, or you think something is "not right", call your surgeon for an exam to check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should I wait before i can do my normal weightlifting activity? I'd lap inguinal hernia repair. I'm on 6th day post-op. Feeling better(60%).
Avoid re-operation!: Patience! great you want to stay physically fit ; get back to weightlifting right away. However, i'm sure your surgeon told you how long to hold off on heavy activity to promote healing. Lifting sooner than he recommended risks a re-herniation ; potentially more involved surgical repair that will further delay you resuming lifting. Best wait until he checks the operative site ; clears you to lift. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can a hernia repair and a prolapse repair be performed during the same operation? Can a hernia repair and a prolapse repair be performed during the same operation?
It : It depends on your overall medical conditions, and the possible difficulties or risks with each individual surgical procedure. I also do not know where your hernia is located. Often hernia repair surgery is performed with mesh, and if performing a "prolapse" surgery in the vaginal or rectal area, then cross-contamination and infection risks would be increased, possibly making hernia surgery repair with mesh not a good option at the same time of a "prolapse" surgery. Also if one of the surgical procedures is expected to be long or more complicated, then 2 surgical procedures at the same time may not be indicated. Lastly, I do know if you have found one surgeon who performs both procedures, or if you would need to find two separate surgeons who have expertise in the two different surgical procedures to work together at the same time. It may be difficult or medically not in your best interest to have 2 surgical procedures performed at the same time, but you would need to review all of this with your surgeon as each person's conditions are unique. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many types: There are two main categories of repair - open and laparoscopic. Both are generally done as outpatient operations. The variety of open techniques are performed by about 80% is surgeons, and lap about 20%. Open techniques are slightly more painful and associated with a slightly longer recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer