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How long after para-umbilical hernia op can I lift a two year old?

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Dr. David Henry
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In brief: About 2 weeks

If your two-year old is about 20-25 pounds, then, depending on the size of your hernia and if it is repaired laparoscopically (with tiny incisions and a video camera) or open (single larger incision), then you should be ok to lift your child in about 2 weeks.

In brief: About 2 weeks

If your two-year old is about 20-25 pounds, then, depending on the size of your hernia and if it is repaired laparoscopically (with tiny incisions and a video camera) or open (single larger incision), then you should be ok to lift your child in about 2 weeks.
Dr. David Henry
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In brief: Ask your surgeon

Most surgeons recommend avoiding heavy lifting or heavy strenuous exercises for about 4-6 weeks after this type of hernia surgery.
It depends on your specific conditions, your specific type of surgery, & your surgeon's recommendations. You may be able to lift your child from a sitting or resting position at first, ask your surgeon.

In brief: Ask your surgeon

Most surgeons recommend avoiding heavy lifting or heavy strenuous exercises for about 4-6 weeks after this type of hernia surgery.
It depends on your specific conditions, your specific type of surgery, & your surgeon's recommendations. You may be able to lift your child from a sitting or resting position at first, ask your surgeon.
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