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What is the normal course of recovery after a hernia surgery?

What is the normal course of recovery after a hernia surgery?

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 more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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How long is the recovery for hernia surgery?

How long is the recovery for hernia surgery?

Depends: Not all hernias are the same. The most common hernia operation is an inguinal hernia repair which typically has a 1-3 week recovery period for a laparoscopic repair and a 2-4 week recovery for an open repair. ...Read more

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What is the recovery from hernia surgery like?

What is the recovery from hernia surgery like?

Common: Inguinal hernia is very common and modern surgery quite effective and less invasive. Some pain, bruising and limitation of exercize is reasonable expectation for 4-6 weeks in general other hernias in other places have there own track. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about inscional hernia surgery? How long is recovery usually?

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

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Is hernia surgery an out patient surgery . What is the recovery time?

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 more

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What is the recovery like for hiatal hernia surgery?

What is the recovery like for hiatal hernia surgery?

Week: If done laparoscopically or robotic as i do, you should be back to work in about a week. About 2-3 weeks to feel you can eat all foods. As i tell my patients, most maor surgery like this will put a toll in your lifestyle for about 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do to speed up my recovery after hernia surgery?

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 more

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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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I am in my 2nd month of hernia surgery recovery, is it safe to have sex yet or should I wait some more?

I am in my 2nd month of hernia surgery recovery, is it safe to have sex yet or should I wait some more?

Yes, okay to resume: It should be fine to engage in sexual activity, based on any discomfort you may have. Obviously, any extra strenuous activities, be it weight lifting, heavy pushing or pulling, or heavy squatting, should be limited until you get past 8-10 weeks. Normal activities, including sex, should be okay at this point. ...Read more

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Do I need to worry about 4 yr old's umbilical hernia surgery? What will recovery be like and how long? Is the surgery safe for his age?

Do I need to worry about 4 yr old's umbilical hernia surgery? What will recovery be like and how long? Is the surgery safe for his age?

Routine Surgery: Umbilical hernia repair on a 4 yr old usually has minimal complications. However you do need to talk to your pediatric surgeon and get his take. What was the cause of the hernia? Are there any other medical problems at work here? Surgery / General Anesthesia is never without risk. Your surgeon needs to explain to you how the benefits out weigh the risks for your 4 yr old. Talk to Anesthesia too ...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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How long does it take to recover from inguinal hernia surgery? I’m having surgery to repair an inguinal hernia. What is the recovery like? How long before i can lift and carry things again?

How long does it take to recover from inguinal hernia surgery? I’m having surgery to repair an inguinal hernia. What is the recovery like? How long before i can lift and carry things again?

There : There are several different ways to repair an inguinal hernia. A traditional repair involves an incision over the area of the hernia and the placement of a plastic mesh material to plug or cover the defect. Alternatively, your surgeon may perform a laparoscopic hernia repair which involves making a few incisions near your navel and placing mesh in front of the hernia. Generally, the recovery from a laparoscopic hernia repair is shorter and involves less pain. One can usually return to regular activities within a few days to a week. Traditional hernia repairs usually require a longer recovery (3-5 weeks) but can be performed under local anesthetic meaning the patient does not have to have a full general anesthetic. This is beneficial for some patients who may not tolerate general anesthesia. You should speak with your surgeon about all your options as every patient has unique conditions which may influence how the surgeon may recommend proceeding. ...Read more

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If my abdomen and lower parts go numb after a hernia surgery, is that normal? I went in for a double hernia that was caused by lifting to much weight. The belly button and left lower areas were effected. The doctor said the cut would be small and it would

Some numbness common: It depends on what type of hernia repair you had done. It's not uncommon to have numbness around the incisions after surgery. If you had a laparoscopic hernia repair, that should be minimal. Open hernia repairs are associated with some incidence of numbness on the inside of the thigh and scrotum. Sometimes it gets better over time. ...Read more

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After hernia surgery, is hardness normal?

After hernia surgery, is hardness normal?

Seroma: That hard lump could just be a benign fluid collection. Just to be on the safe side see your surgeon. ...Read more

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If u had a hernia surgery 3 years ago is it normal to hurt sometimes ?

Probably ok: Occasional mild pain at the site of a previous hernia repair is relatively common. If the pain is new or severe, it should be re-evaluated for recurrence. ...Read more

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My husband had umbiliy hernia surgery 2 weeks ago and it's still hard. Is that normal?

Swelling: After an umbilical hernia repair, there is frequently swelling of the tissues that can take weeks to go away. Also, a fluid collection can form between the skin and the deeper fascia layer (the layer that gets repaired in a hernia surgery) called a seroma. A seroma is more common when mesh is used and almost always goes away on its own. Make sure you followup with your surgeon. ...Read more

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If I had the hernia surgery last week, and at times I feel pain from the mesh, is this normal?

If I had the hernia surgery last week, and at times I feel pain from the mesh, is this normal?

Pain after surgery: Pain at the operative site lasts for a few weeks. It is most severe the first few days, but continues for a month or more. Any stresses or strains on the mesh will elicit pain. ...Read more

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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


Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more