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Is it normal to feel pain 3 months after hernia repair surgery when lifting and bending?

Is it normal to feel pain 3 months after hernia repair surgery when lifting and bending?

Yes: Hermia surgery usually involves placing mesh. This will usually cause some scarring. This will cause pain and stiffness for up to 6 months to a year when you are active or lifting. ...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


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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?

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?

No risk: Most likely your pain is due to nerve entrapment causing pain , trying to free the nerve by breaking scar tissueit out with radio frequency energy , most the time it will work , only risk it may not work. ...Read more

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What to if I am going to have surgery for hiatal hernia repair. What can I expect after the surgery?

Eat slow: You can expect improvement of your reflux symptoms. You may have some swallowing issues for the first 1-2 weeks so chew food carefully. Some patients stick to a soft diet during the immediate post operative period. ...Read more

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Who is the best surgery technique for hernia repair?

Who is the best surgery technique for  hernia repair?

It varies; use mesh!: Mesh, despite what you might hear on late night tv, is the best way to trait a hernia. There are many ways to put it in though. Talk to a surgeon! ...Read more

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Can the mash from: hernia repair surgery come loose.? If so how do you stop it or do you need another surgery?

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

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What are the risks of a hernia repair surgery?

What are the risks of a hernia repair surgery?

What I tell patients: Risk of recurrence, bleeding, infection, chronic or temporary pain in the area, loss of sensation to inside leg and scrotum, seroma or fluid collection, injury to femoral vein or artery. These are from the surgery, anesthesia carries its own risks. ...Read more

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Please explain who performs hiatal hernia repair surgery?

Please explain who performs hiatal hernia repair surgery?

General surgeon : A general surgeon does hiatal hernia repairs - these are also mostly now done laparoscopically ( through 5 small incisions ). A general surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic performs the surgery. ...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