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Precautions post umbilical hernia repair surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hello doctor
User :   three weeks back i had umbilical hernia repair
User :   surgeon has told me to wear belt for 3 months .what is the role of belt
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Relief from Hernia pain
Doctor :   also that belt will help u reduction and shaping up of tummy. · Preventing abdominal muscles sagging. ...
Doctor :   anything else u want to know
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
User :   how long will it take for comlete recovery .iam still having pain /discomfort around the stomch
Doctor :   that depends on ur physical condition
Doctor :   ur surgeon will be the best person to comment
Doctor :   also depends on the type of surgery underwent for umbilical hernia repair
User :   open mesh repair
Doctor :   k
User :   we have to wear it for 3 months
Doctor :   yep u should
User :   can i go to work/desk job
Doctor :   Avoid activities that increase intra-abdominal pressure (lifting, coughing, or straining) that may cause the hernia
User :   thank you
Doctor :   It seems that you have moved out of the chat window, Please get back if you need any medical advice.
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