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Pregnancy After Umbilical Hernia Repair
Had a para umbilical hernia repair done 5yrs ago. Now I'm pregnant at 6wks. I'm a gonna have serious complications through out the pregnancy. Help
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
How will a future pregnancy be affected if I have an umbilical hernia repair? (not sure whether stitches or mesh) but will I have pulling/tugging/pain
Usually no problem: Usually the surgeon will repair the umbilical hernia by placing a piece of synthetic, sterile mesh and sometimes closing the fascia overtop of the mesh. This repair is quite strong once healed. So there is a small chance that the hernia could come back during or after pregnancy, but the risk is small if you have healed for several weeks before getting pregnant.See 2 more doctor answers
I just had an umbilical hernia repair with mesh last monday 2/17. I just took a pregnancy test today and it was positive. Would it be safe to take an abortion pill?
I'm having umbilical hernia repair with mesh, will future pregnancy be effected or effect the repair and will my belly button be an innie again?
Umbilical hernia...: This repair is quite strong once healed. So there is a small chance that the hernia could come back during or after pregnancy, but the risk is small if you have healed for several weeks before getting pregnant. As far as having an "innie", talk to your doctor about whether they address this cosmetic concern with the procedure.
Umbilical hernia sex: Ask your surgeon. Most will say keep it cool for a couple of weeks but please double check with the doctor. Some doctors are very funny about postoperative instructions. There is an on call person at all times that should be able to help. Good luck and good health!See 1 more doctor answer
Pain/sleep meds: The amount of pain after umbilical hernia repair depends on if it was done open (single incision) or laparoscopically (multiple tiny incisions). You may need narcotic pain meds (norco, vicodin, percocet, tylenol (acetaminophen) #3) or tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen) for a week or so after surgery. You can also take over-the-counter sleep aid medications from the drug store, or get a prescription for ambien, etc.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the type of repair and the specific location of the infection within the abdominal wall. If mesh or permanent sutures were used, AND are involved in the infection, they may need to be removed. If the infection is only in the skin (no pus, red skin only), then antibiotics may suffice. Best to get an evaluation from your surgeon. You can also ask for a second opinion if warranted.
How long does swelling last after umbilical hernia repair? I am 46 years old, at a healthy weight, and exercised for 60+ minutes before the surgery.
2 weeks after umbilical hernia repair, can't eat as much. Get full much faster than before. Used to eat 1 cup oatmeal (dry meas.) before bed. Some days, more. Now, it makes me too full. Is this ok?
Go back to doctor: See the surgeon who performed the procedure and have them examine you for potential complications. Good luck.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It really depends on the size, use of mesh, surgical technique, surgeon preference and patient factors (diabetes, smoking, obesity, steroids, etc). Most people heal completely in 6 weeks. Some surgeons give no restrictions, others recommend waiting 2-3 weeks, and other surgeons want 6-8 weeks. The best thing to do is follow what your surgeon recommended.See 3 more doctor answers
Maybe: Some intermittent, mild discomfort is common, but more severe pain is not. Call your surgeon for a follow up exam.See 3 more doctor answers
Short: Most umbilical hernia repairs are done outpatient and require a very short recovery. If you do a lot of liftinig, bending and stooping and straining your time for recovery may be longer (~2-4 weeks). If you have a less strenuous vocation, then perhaps less than a week to up to 2 weeks. It will depend on your size, condition, health and complications and your doctor's opinion.See 2 more doctor answers
Umb Hernia Repair: A surgical procedure where a defect (hole) in the abdominal wall at the belly button or umbilicus is closed. This can be accomplished with sutures, mesh, or both. The procedure can be done with general or local anesthesia, and the patient is usually discharged home the same day.See 2 more doctor answers
Nonspecific: Many people have a variety of mild sensations in and around the area where a her is repair was performed for years. Usually they are not serious. If the symptoms are severe, limit activities, or persistent, you should have an exam by a primary care provider, or ideally your surgeon. Hope this helps!See 2 more doctor answers
Check it out: Best to ask the doc who did the surgery. If ther were complications may have to wait longer.See 2 more doctor answers
It should not.: Umbilical hernia repair is a superficial surgery to the abdominal wall and should not be affected by an internal problem such as circumaortic renal collar. Circumaortic renal collar can be hazardous in retroperitoneal surgery (surgery involving the posterior part of the abdominal cavity), and then usually only if it is not previous known about. Umbilical hernias are located anteriorly.
How do you feel after lap. Umbilical hernia repair with IV sedation? Is it as painful as csecetion. Easily move/lift kids?
Laparoscopic: umbilical hernia repair would be difficult under sedation and comparison to cesarean would depend on size but should have less postoperative problems
This is a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button, the location of the umbilical cord during fetal development. It usually closes by itself as it fills with scar tissue. Infants with a hernia here usually resolve by age 4-5. Adults may develop a hole here for unknown reasons, and will see a lump under the skin ("outie") where intra-abdominal contents have ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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