It’s been about 6 weeks after my open mesh surgery for my inguinal hernia, and I’m still experiencing some notable swelling around the incision. I wanted to check to see if that was normal, and if so, how long does the swelling normally last. Additionally, is there anything people have found to have reduced the swelling? I put some ice on it once or twice a day, and take two ibuprofens a day, but I’m wondering if there is anything else that people found to have worked. Thanks!
Many people have a bump or ridge at the incision line. That would be different than “swelling”. The ridge should be getting harder and smaller with time. Swelling would be soft and uncomfortable and probably get worse with activity.
At six weeks everything should be stable and constant on a day-to-day basis. Change would be slow and gradual.
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