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Recovery After Hernia
Slowly increase: Gradually increase your activity with your doctor's approval. Walking and gradual light exercises that do not strain the area that had surgery can be helpful. Mostly it takes time, about 4 to 6 weeks, for full recovery depending on the type of surgery performed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are helpful recommendations for ensuring a safe and speedy recovery after the ingiunal hernia open surgery?
Pre habilitation : Stay fit and exercise before the operation to make recovery smoother. Also, a laparoscopic hernia repair done by an experienced surgeon has a shorter recovery compared to an open repair, but only about 20% of inguinal hernias are repaired this way due to lack of training and experience. Whatever you do, best of luck! ...Read more
Can I do stomach exercises after a hernia operation? And how long is the recovery period after a hernia operation?
I was wondering what are some tips to a safe and speedy recovery after the inguinal hernia open surgery?
Follow your surgeons: Instructions, it is a very low risk out patient procedure , in uncomplicated case you need very brief time to recover completely ...Read more
Yes: Full activity, unless specifically restricted by your own surgeon, is expected as soon as the patient is capable of performing these exercises and cleared by the surgeon to do so. Typically, stomach crunches are allowed 4-6 weeks postop. Some more conservative surgeons prefer to wait 2-3 months, but typically, the healing process permits for strenuous activity as soon as 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard lump near the top of testicle after full recovery from hernia repair and hydrocele surgery? What could it be? I do not think it is swelling
Clean, dry, intact: The wounds should be clean, dry, and intact...Meaning no drainage, discharge, significant redness, and the edges should still be well aligned. There may be some swelling and some pain, but it should not be getting significantly worse. Any questions, have the surgeon check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multifactorial : Mesh does reduce the risk of recurrence yet, no matter how strong the mesh, it often is anchored to inherently weakened tissue. Factors that contribute to recurrence include heavy lifting, chronic illness, obesity, smoking, wound infections, and steroid use, to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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