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Rash After Hernia Surgery
Recently had umbilical hernia surgery,2 days later developed rash around affected area, it spread somewhat to my arms and legs, can i take benadryl?
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
Had hernia repair I developed a severe rash, blisters, sunburned looking skin. 2 dys after surgery. Still have rash. Could I be allergic to mesh. ?
I had hernia repair surgery on may 1st on the 3rd had mesh taken due to infection of Hib and now I have a bad rash?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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
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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