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Good questions.

Depends on the absorbable sutures used. Vicryl loses 50% of its strength at about 3 weeks. There are more slowly resorbable sutures.

I do not use absorbable sutures because I feel the recurrence rate is too high. But Dr. Ramshaw, who I very very highly respect, uses that technique and has had excellent results.

Ultimately, the best you can do is remain active, not gain weight, engage your abdominal muscles to keep them strong and supportive of the repair, prevent constipation, prevent coughing and clearing of your throat.

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