When can i have a bath after hernia surgery

Depending on the type of surgery, plan on waiting anywhere between 12 to 48 hours, or possibly even longer for more serious surgeries to take a bath unless your surgeon has given you specific instructions otherwise. 1 

What to expect after inguinal hernia repair?

Repair of your inguinal hernia does not require any special diet restrictions after surgery. Some patients may find that their appetite is poor for a week or two after surgery. This is a normal result of the stress of surgery– your appetite should return in time.

How to discharge after hernia repair?

Discharge advice following your hernia repair Please ensure you have a competent adult with you for the first 24 hours after your surgery. We would also advise you not to: † drive a car or ride a bike † operate machinery † sign any legal documents † smoke or drink alcohol † take sleeping tablets unless prescribed for you.

What is the recovery time for a hernia repair?

Patients can expect laparoscopic hernia mesh recovery to be about the same as open repair recovery. This includes inguinal hernia surgery recovery time, umbilical (belly button) hernia surgery recovery and femoral hernia surgery recovery. Most patients can go home from the hospital the same day as their surgery.

How long after surgery can I take a bath?

Plan on waiting at least two weeks after your surgery to take a bath unless your surgeon has given you specific instructions otherwise. A bath means any soaking activities including swimming, using a hot tub, or any other activity that would allow your incision to be saturated with water…

Is surgery always necessary to repair an inguinal hernia?

It doesn’t repair on its own without surgical intervention, though surgery is not always necessary for hernia. There are several types of surgery to repair inguinal hernias. The main ones are laparoscopy and open surgeries. Each type has pros and cons.

What doctor should you see for inguinal hernia?

The following health professionals can diagnose an inguinal hernia: Internist. Family medicine doctor. Pediatrician. Emergency room doctor. Surgeon. Nurse practitioner. Physician assistant.

What is the best method of inguinal hernia repair?

Surgical repair of an inguinal hernia is the best available treatment. At Mount Sinai, surgery for inguinal hernias can be performed laparoscopically or using the traditional open surgery method. Often referred to as the “traditional method,” this repair involves an incision being made over the site of the hernia.

What are the risks of having inguinal hernia repair surgery?

The following are some of the risks specific to inguinal hernia repair:

  • The hernia may eventually come back.
  • You may experience prolonged pain at the site.
  • There could be damage to blood vessels. In men, the testicles could be harmed if connecting blood vessels are damaged.
  • There could be nerve damage or damage to nearby organs.