To care for a patient recovering from a hernia surgery, administer pain medication, ice the area, leave the wound covered for 48 hours and ensure the patient takes showers rather than baths for two weeks, says Dr. Matthe... More »

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After hernia surgery, patients can return to their usual activities and may do less vigorous exercise, such as walking, says Rhode Island Hospital. Walking up and down stairs is also a safe exercise to do while recoverin... More »

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Depending on the type of hernia and the type of surgery, recovery for a hernia surgery can range from one to three weeks, according to WebMD. Full recovery and a return to strenuous exercise can range from four to six we... More »

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After undergoing hernia surgery, patients can expect to be given pain medications and fluids; feel tired after doing activities; and have to move gently and slowly while performing basic tasks such as walking and eating,... More »

Treat swelling after hernia surgery by applying ice packs on the incision area three-to-five times each day for at least 15 minutes, recommends the Oregon Surgical Specialists. Take ibuprofen as instructed by a medical p... More »

The risks associated with hernia surgery with mesh include infection, pain, scar tissue and hernia recurrence, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Mesh contraction, mesh migration, intestinal obstruction ... More »

Recovery from surgery to treat an anal fistula involves prescription pain medication, large amounts of fiber, bulk laxatives and sitz baths, the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons says. Fiber and laxatives softe... More »

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