After surgery to repair your hernia, you are likely
to have pain for a few days. You may also feel like you
have the flu, and you may have a low fever and feel tired and nauseated. This
You should feel better after a few days and will
probably feel much better in 7 days.
For several weeks you may
feel twinges or pulling in the hernia repair when you move. You may have some
bruising around the area of your hernia repair. This is
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how
long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different
pace. Follow the steps below to get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your
test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For
example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek
immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to
contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
August 9, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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