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Doctor insights on: Umbilical Hernia Surgery Recovery Time

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I had sex four days after an umbilical hernia surgery. Will that affect the recovery?

I had sex four days after an umbilical hernia surgery.  Will that affect the recovery?

No: The defect in the abdominal wall necessitating hernia repair in the para umbilical area is small. With heavy and at least 2 layer suture repair especially if no mesh required, chance of disrupting suture line rare. If this had been initiated during sexual activity severe pain as one or more sutures broke would have been readily noted. More problems would have been noted in an inguinal repair. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


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Umbilical Hernia surgery with local and sedation. How quickly does sedation wear off? Is recovery very painful? Similar to c section? Walk easily?

Umbilical Hernia surgery with local and sedation.  How quickly does sedation wear off?  Is recovery very painful?  Similar to c section?  Walk easily?

Umbilical hernia: Sedation usually wears off in a few hours depending on which local they used. The recovery is similar to C-section. Make sure to stay on top of the pain. Watch out for constipation. Start off with bland foods and work your way back to a normal diet. Drink plenty of fluids. Monitor for signs of infection (redness, pain, swelling, and fever). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is umbilical hernia surgery?

What is umbilical hernia surgery?

Repair: if one has an umbilical hernia, and hernia defect, and sac it can cause pain and other symptoms. Repair can be done with stitches, mesh material , and surgical techniques. ...Read more

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What to eat after umbilical hernia surgery?

What to eat after umbilical hernia surgery?

Anything: There shouldn't be any dietary restrictions following umbilical hernia surgery. ...Read more

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What are the long term problems of adult umbilical hernia surgery?

What are the long term problems of adult umbilical hernia surgery?

Usually none : Immediate complications after surgery may include infection , bowel obstruction, perforation , strangulation , gangrene etc. Don't worry much ...Read more

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After umbilical hernia surgery, how long should I expect the pain to last?

After umbilical hernia surgery, how long should I expect the pain to last?

Depends: Severe pain should be gone by 72 hours. By a week or two you should be able to do most activities with little pain. Discuss with your surgeon how long they would like you to limit how much you lift. ...Read more

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I had umbilical hernia surgery 6 months ago. Does the mesh ever dissolve away?

Depends: It depends what kind of mesh was used; talk with your surgeon to find out and how long it will take to be reabsorbed by your body. ...Read more

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I had umbilical hernia surgery on jan 28 and a month later i was laying in bed and coughed and felt a pop. What could have happened?

I had umbilical hernia surgery on jan 28 and a month later i was laying in bed and coughed and felt a pop. What could have happened?

Depends: If there was pain at the umbilical hernia site and a bulge, then this may be a recurrence of the hernia. Recommend evaluation by the surgeon who did the repair. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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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


Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

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