Is hernia surgery painful?

While one patient may have open hernia surgery and have little to no pain afterwards, another patient can have laparoscopic surgery and still develop moderate to severe pain. However, on average, most patients can expect the following for their hernia recovery after hernia surgery.
A.

How long does it take to recover from a inguinal hernia surgery?

Most people who have open hernia repair surgery are able to go home the same day. Recovery time is about 3 weeks. You most likely can return to light activity after 3 weeks. Strenuous exercise should wait until after 6 weeks of recovery.
  • Can you die if you have a hernia?

    Without a normal blood supply, the trapped tissues may die. A strangulated hernia is not very common and will cause severe pain, nausea, vomiting and even death. A strangulated hernia requires immediate surgical attention at the nearest hospital.
  • Is hernia surgery painful?

    While one patient may have open hernia surgery and have little to no pain afterwards, another patient can have laparoscopic surgery and still develop moderate to severe pain. However, on average, most patients can expect the following for their hernia recovery after hernia surgery.
  • How long is a typical hernia surgery?

    Doctor: On average, a hernia repair surgery takes less than two hours. Doctor: There will be three very small scars with the laparoscopic hernia repair. We make three small incisions, about half an inch long: one near the belly button and two on each side right above the top of your pelvic bone.
B.

How long do you have to stay in the hospital after hernia surgery?

The operation usually takes about 30-45 minutes to complete and you'll usually be able to go home on the same day. Some people stay in hospital overnight if they have other medical problems or if they live alone. Read more about recovering from an inguinal hernia repair.
  • Can you have hernia surgery without anesthesia?

    While open hernia repair may be done under general, regional (spinal), or even local anesthesia with sedation, laparoscopic hernia repair is always done under general anesthesia. Even if you're having open repair, your surgeon may prefer to perform the surgery with general anesthesia.
  • Do you have to have surgery for a hernia?

    If your hernia does not bother you, most likely you can wait to have surgery. Your hernia may get worse, but it may not. Over time, hernias tend to get bigger as the muscle wall of the belly gets weaker and more tissue bulges through. In some cases small, painless hernias never need repair.
  • How do you know if you have a hernia in your stomach?

    A bulge is typically the only symptom of an umbilical hernia. Other common symptoms of an inguinal hernia include: pain or discomfort in the affected area (usually the lower abdomen), especially when bending over, coughing, or lifting. weakness, pressure, or a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen.
C.

How long does it take to fix a hernia?

Doctor: On average, a hernia repair surgery takes less than two hours. Doctor: There will be three very small scars with the laparoscopic hernia repair. We make three small incisions, about half an inch long: one near the belly button and two on each side right above the top of your pelvic bone.
  • Is a hernia a hole?

    A hernia is a weakness or hole in the abdominal muscle wall through which abdominal contents protrude causing a bulge.
  • What not to do if you have a hernia?

    The following foods are low-acid-producing foods and are less likely to aggravate your hiatal hernia symptoms:
    • Bananas and apples.
    • Green beans, peas, carrots, and broccoli.
    • Grains, like cereals (bran and oatmeal), bread, rice, pasta, and crackers.
    • Low-fat or skim milk and low-fat yogurt.
  • Is hernia curable?

    If you do in fact suffer from an inguinal hernia, then the only way to truly cure the problem is through surgery. The surgery to repair an inguinal hernia is among the most common general surgical procedures performed in this country.

Updated: 24th September 2018

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