Rated 5.0/5 based on 23 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Rash After Hernia Surgery

Share
Dr. David Rosenthal
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
15 years in practice
401K people helped
1
Dr. Umesh Patel
Board Certified
36 years in practice
410K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Cornelia Franz
1,060 doctors shared insights

Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
51 years in practice
21M people helped
2
Dr. Umesh Patel
Board Certified
36 years in practice
410K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
50 years in practice
25M people helped
3
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
2M people helped
4

4
My 8 yr old daughter had umbilical hernia repair surgery yesterday and today woke up with a rash on her stomach, that normal?

My 8 yr old daughter had umbilical hernia repair surgery yesterday and today woke up with a rash on her stomach,  that normal?

Allergy: This may be an allergy to dressing tape. Watch for any signs of infection (redness, warmth, discharge). If any of these appear she should be seen by her surgeon. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Umesh Patel
Board Certified
36 years in practice
410K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
24M people helped
5

5
Generally, how long should I wait after my hernia surgery before exercising?

Generally, how long should I wait after my hernia surgery before exercising?

Days to weeks: The recovery time varies with the size and location of the hernia and the method of repair. The most common hernia operation i perform is via the laparoscopic approach. I encourage my patients to return to their baseline aerobic activities as soon as possible, typically within 7-10 days. In general, i advise against heavy lifting for 3 weeks. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Alexander Barkan
Board Certified, General Surgery
18 years in practice
930K people helped
6

6
After hernia surgery what are the chances of the mesh tearing?

After hernia surgery what are the chances of the mesh tearing?

Mesh tear: Unlikely, more likely to move out of position or have a securing stitch brake or scar tissue causing pain or recurrence of hernia. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
33 years in practice
17M people helped
7

7
Why does fluid build up after hernia surgery?

Why does fluid build up after hernia surgery?

Fluid: Fluid (called seroma) can build up in the empty space where the hernia had been. Also the tissues around the surgical site can become temporarily swollen and firm. This fluid formation is common, is more noticeable after repair of larger hernias, and resolves over several days to a few weeks. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
24M people helped
8

8
What is the normal course of recovery after a hernia surgery?

What is the normal course of recovery after a hernia surgery?

Days to weeks...: Recovery from hernia surgery is dependent upon the type of hernia, type of repair, and health of the patient. A healthy adult recovering from a typical inguinal (groin) hernia would go home the same day of surgery, need 2-4 days of pain meds, and be back to a desk job within 1-2 weeks. Most people would expect to be fully recovered in 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Janet Meller
Board Certified, Pediatric Surgery
35 years in practice
136K people helped
9
Dr. George T Tsai
Board Certified, General Surgery
21 years in practice
861K people helped
10

10
Pain when bending on left side after hernia surgery 2 month ago?

Site of surgery?: If it's on the same side of surgery, it should get better. Though most patients are back being themselves after a month, initial surgical site tissue changes are profound within the 1st 3 months before easing to a "remodeling mode" that can continue up to 1 yr. If in doubt, you should check in with your surgeon to be safe. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Bernard Seif
4 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Barry Rosen
1,613 doctors shared insights

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


Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Umesh Patel
Board Certified,
36 years in practice
410K people helped
Continue
72,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook