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Sex After Hernia Repair Surgery
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
Been a day since my open ingunial hernia repair surgery is it a good or bad idea to participate in sex if she is on top?
Bad idea: It will probably be a painful experience and I would recommend abstaining until the area is less swollen and tender before resuming normal activity. ...Read more
I am going to get open mesh ingunial hernia repair surgery this week. Will I be able to have sex after the surgery?
Yes: For open and laparoscopic inguinal hernia operations, I tell my patients to return to call mental activity as tolerated by pain. This is a variable amount of time, but usually most people after open inguinal hernia operations are back to normal activity at 2 to 3 weeks. If any complications arise, obviously this may not hold. There are also exceptions to this rule. Good luck! ...Read more
I suffer from pains in my left crutch after hernia repair surgery (2 years ago). I'm about to go through radio frequency. What are the risks in it?
The only way to: Tell for certain is to be examined. The odds are in your favor as most healing has completed within two weeks. Make an appointment to see the surgeon soon for reassurance. ...Read more
Can the mash from: hernia repair surgery come loose.? If so how do you stop it or do you need another surgery?
Complex: Yes the mesh can "come loose" and this could cause a recurrence that needs another operation. It depends on the technique, type of mesh, and type if mesh fixation regarding the likelihood this will happen. See your surgeon to find out about your case. If you are unsatisfied, see a surgeon experience in hernia repair for a second opinion. Also check the americas hernia society website. ...Read more
I have had a reoccuring hernia in less then 2 years. Just had hernia repair surgery for the second time 6 months ago and it's back. What do I do now?
Maybe: It is dependent on the type and location of the hernia, what type if mesh was used and the technique that was used to place it. It is also very dependent on what is meant by "not healing well". Stick with your surgeon, but if things don't seem to be progressing, feel free to get another opinion. ...Read more
As tolerated: I tell my patients to return to usual activity as treated by pain and discomfort. Just listen to your body and use common sense and you'll be fine. As always however, there may be features unique to your case, and you should check with your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
Its almost 48 hours since I had surgery for open hernia repair and my SpO2 levels are still low arround 90% - is this normal?
Yes: Good grief why are you checking your SpO2 ...Read more
I had a hernia repair 3 months ago I started coughing and now my surgery site is swollen, a little hard and soft. Did I re tare it again?
Normal: Early after a surgical procedure, the tissue under the incision feels hard for up to several weeks. Surgeons refer to this as a "healing ridge". If the hard lump is large and visible however, there could be a collection of blood (hematoma) or fluid (seroma), both if which should resolve on their own. See your surgeon for an exam to be sure. ...Read more
My husband had a parastomal hernia repair april 11. He is still having pain. Surgery was not laproscopic.
Hernia surgery: Is usually performed by general surgeons.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: Hernia repair can irritate the surrounding structures, however it is unlikely your round ligament would cause you problems even if irritated. In any case, if you are having some trouble a year after inguinal hernia repair, call your surgeon for a follow up visit to check it out and make sure things are ok. ...Read more
Parastomal hernia: Recovery from hernia repair is variable based upon many factors such as hernia size, prior operative details, and type of surgery performed. If possible, the best treatment is to reverse the stoma and repair the hernia site. If the stoma is permanent, a mesh is often utilized. If possible, a laparoscopic repair offers many benefits over open repair. You need to discuss this with a surgeon. ...Read more
I just had hernia repair surgery and I'm in a lil pain do you think I will be able to have intercourse in 2 or 3 days?
How long should I wait to begin working out after hiatal hernia repair surgery? I feel great but don't want to risk messing anything up!
Variable: You can think of you trunk as a steel drum. The sides are string, and the top and bottom are weaker. Hiatal hernia repair involves the top of the drum - the diaphragm. We generally believe that the scar tissue that forms around the sutures is helpful. We also know that scar tissue reaches about 90% of its ultimate strength by about six weeks. For this reason, I usually tell hiatal hernia repair patients to avoid heavy straining for six weeks and then start easing back into it. ...Read more
I had surgery on wednesday may 1st for hernia repair with the mesh and then on friday may 3 rd and now I am having a heard time breathing.
I had a hiatial hernia repair surgery 3 weeks ago. I am feeling the slipping feeling in my chest that I was feeling before the surgery. Normal?
No: You should speak to your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›