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How many day's rest do I need after hernia. Operation?

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Dr. Kim Capehart
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In brief: Post Op Instructions

I'd follow what your surgeon recommended you.
If you do not remember then you should contact them and ask them what they recommend.

In brief: Post Op Instructions

I'd follow what your surgeon recommended you.
If you do not remember then you should contact them and ask them what they recommend.
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dr. Kim Capehart
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In brief: 6 weeks no lifting

You should try to heal well before lifting. The maximal strength will occur 6 weeks after surgery. You can walk as much as you like. It is the straining or pushing on your abdomen that risks the repair. Think of how hard it would be if the hernia repair failed and you'll be glad you waited to do heavy lifting.

In brief: 6 weeks no lifting

You should try to heal well before lifting. The maximal strength will occur 6 weeks after surgery. You can walk as much as you like. It is the straining or pushing on your abdomen that risks the repair. Think of how hard it would be if the hernia repair failed and you'll be glad you waited to do heavy lifting.
Dr. Randy Stevens
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