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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 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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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?

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 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

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

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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 ?

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

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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

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 more

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Can abdomen bloating cause pain on incision from open hernia repair 7 weeks post-op?

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 more

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Can lower back pain cause pain in laproscopic hernia repair 4 1/2 months post- op?

Maybe: It depends on what the pain was like before the operation, and what type of hernia repair you had. It doesn't sound specific like something is wrong with hernia repair, however you should check with your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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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 more

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Had lap inguinal hernia repair in right. 1 week post op. I feel a light pain when i touch my right testis. Is it normal?

Yes: It is very common to have a sensation like this because laparoscopic hernia repair occurs in the space that is common to where the spermatic cord comes from on both sides. Be sure however to ask you surgeon about it at the post op appointment. ...Read more

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Hiatus hernia repair operation, what to expect?

Hiatus hernia repair operation, what to expect?

Soft foods: This surgery is usually done with laparoscope and involves a one day stay. You will start with thin liquids and advance slowly. This should help your symptoms of reflux. Good luck ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What does an inguinal hernia repair operation entail?

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 more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more