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    Posted by Monmouth on May 9, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Hi. I had hernia surgery on April 10th & I was told by the specialist not to do any heavy lifting for 4 to 6 weeks.
    I spoke to my own GP & he said it was OK to do upper body exercises as long as I didn’t exert myself & to listen to my body.
    I had two weeks off work with a medical certificate & I am now on 6 weeks holiday.
    I’m at home & Iv’e been doing mild exercise but also some fairly vigorous arm & shoulder exercises. I did get a twinge a week or so ago & I am worried
    I may have damaged the hernia repair. I’m not in great pain but I still have swelling & discomfort in my abdominal area.
    My follow up appointment with my specialist is in two weeks.
    I never had the need for any pain killers since the operation!

    Monmouth replied 6 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Monmouth

    May 9, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Thank you. It was keyhole surgery for an Inguinal hernia & with mesh.
    There is swelling that has gone down quite a bit & mild soreness.

    I have been icing the swelling & I hardly feel any discomfort while walking around.
    I will ease up on the exercise & wait till I see my GP.

  • Chaunce1234

    May 9, 2018 at 4:49 am

    What was the surgery type? Was it open or keyhole laparoscopic? Mesh or no mesh? Inguinal hernia or other?

    You’re a few weeks out from the surgery, but I suspect it’s normal to have some swelling and discomfort if it was an open repair.

    If you’re concerned about any particular symptom, reach out to your GP for a sooner appointment, otherwise I would let your body heal and let how it feels guide you, along with the GP advice of course.

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