Road to Recovery

Hernias can be complex. Learning more doesn’t have to be.

Signs and symptoms

A hernia may be noticed as a bulge or protrusion that is most noticeable when coughing, lifting, or rising from a sitting to standing position. 

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How is a hernia diagnosed?

Hernia repair options

In a hernia repair surgery, a mesh implant is often used to reinforce the weakened tissue and close the opening. 

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Surgical consult

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The road to recovery typically begins right away after surgery.

What to expect after hernia surgery

Here Are Some Guidelines to Help You Get Back to Your Daily Activities

A hernia repair is generally an outpatient surgery – meaning that most patients can go home on the same day of their operation, though some patients may have to stay in the hospital for a few days. Returning to an active lifestyle is often possible for most patients, but there are several guidelines your doctor may tell you to follow to help you prevent a hernia in the future. Be sure to check with your doctor to discuss your own risks and limitations after surgery. 

The first question most people ask is how long will recovery from a hernia repair take. Recovery varies from person to person, but strenuous activity should be avoided for 4 - 6 weeks.1

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