Recovery after Double Hernia Surgery
What is Double Hernia?
is also termed as bilateral hernia, a condition where dual set of hernias
occur. Double hernia can be composed of both left and right inguinal hernia
(hernias that occur in the groin area) and femoral hernia (hernias that
occur little lower in the abdomen than the inguinal hernia).
The common method to treat double hernia nowadays is the minimal invasive laparoscopic surgery. A couple of incisions are made in the lower side of the abdomen, and a mesh is inserted to rectify the defective areas. Whether the surgery should be a laparoscopic procedure or the traditional open method is judged by the surgeon based on the condition and location of the hernias.
Double Hernia Surgery Recovery
Double hernia surgery recovery time differs from laparoscopic procedure to open procedure. In laparoscopic technique, the recovery time is relatively faster as there are no stitches to be healed. The patient can return to normal activities like walking, driving, work at desk etc within a few days. But the patient is not supposed to lift heavy weights, rigorous exercise till six to eight weeks after the surgery. Proper instructions are given to the patient regarding the body movements especially while coughing, sneezing etc. Pain killers are prescribed to reduce the discomfort after the surgery.
Open surgery requires a lot more time than the laparoscopic or key hole surgery as the sutures are big and they need to be healed completely before the patient starts rigorous work activities. Patient may experience post operative discomfort like bloating, constipation, difficulty in movements for the initial few days after the surgery.
A successful hernia surgery shows up no bulging in the lower abdomen area after the operation. Majority of the symptoms like pain, numbness are expected to reduce and go off in about six to eight weeks after the surgery.
Failure in Double Hernia Surgery Recovery
double hernia surgery is common. The symptoms include continuous pain
like tooth pain and numbness in the operated area resulting in the patient
to take pain killers for very long time.