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Hernia Repair

Alternate Names : Herniorraphy, Hernioplasty

Hernia Repair | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens later at home?

Once home after hernia surgery, the person should:

  • avoid strenuous activity, including lifting, for 3 to 6 weeks
  • slowly advance his or her diet from clear liquids to a normal diet
  • slowly increase activity
  • avoid straining during bowel movements
  • Most people are ready to go back to work a few days after laparoscopic surgery.

    What are the potential complications after the procedure?

    A small number of people suffer side effects after hernia repair surgery. These can include:

  • infection around the incision
  • breathing problems
  • trouble urinating
  • bleeding

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    Hernia Repair: Preparation & Expectations


    Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 09/20/01

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