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Recovery Time After A Hernia Operation
About how long of recovery time is it after a double hernia operation would i be able to umpire baseball after 5-6 weeks?
What should I do to avoid making my hernia worse and what is the recovery time after the operation?
Depends: It depends on your medical history, physical exam, size of hernia, and technique of repair. For most of my hernia patients, I tell them to return to normal activity as tolerated by pain and discomfort. Typical recovery times range from a few days for "simple" cases, to a several weeks for larger hernias and more complex clinical scenarios. ...Read more
I had 2 "vertical" c-sections 39 & 40 yrs ago. Now i'm told I have a large hernia in my rectus abdominis: surgery to repair? Recovery time?
Yes: Surgery is required to repair any hernia. This can be done by opening your previous incision or laparoscopically. Recovery time varies depending on size of the hernia, technique of repair, and individual patient recovery process. I would plan on at least one night in hospital for bigger hernias and anywhere from 2-6 weeks of limited activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hernia surgery : Hernia surgeries are commonly performed as outpatient procedures. They may be performed in an open or laparoscopic fashion. Some details could determine whether or not it is inpatient such as complicating medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or sleep apnea. Also, size and location of the hernia and age of the patient. The recovery times varies, but if outpatient, would expect 3 wks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usual course: Your surgeon should have covered this in depth with you. If he or she did not, see someone who will. Pain (or discomfort as we doctors call it), swelling and some bruising are all normal. The most intense portion lasts about three days. Everyone is a bit different, but most are back to nearly normal within a few weeks. ...Read more
I am getting surgery for an umbilical hernia. Can u tell me a bit about it? Size of incision, recovery time, length of stay at hosp., etc.
Well tolerated: Usually, a small umbilical hernia may be repaired with mesh through a small incision under the umbilicus as an outpatient procedure. You will be sore for a couple of days, but can resume normal activities within the week after surgery. Larger hernias can be repaired via a laparoscopic approach and may require overnight hospitalization for pain control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just had surgery for a.10x8 hematoma due to an earlier hiatal hernia what can I expect.Regarding pain and recovery time?
What is the typical recovery time for surgery to repair an inguinal hernia? We have a 20 pound toddler!
Laparoscopic Inguinal hernia surgery with mesh - recovery time? When to start with cycling and exercise for abdominals?
Ask your surgeon: He knows the details of your individual case and can give you the most accurate answer. ...Read more
Can I do stomach exercises after a hernia operation? And how long is the recovery period after a hernia operation?
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
6 weeks: It varies somewhat based on the size and location of the hernia and the technique used to repair it, but in general there is an approximately 6 week recovery period before return to full activities following a hernia repair. I would discuss your specific case with your surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
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