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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What diet should be taken after operation of umbilical cord hernia and when it will be healed ?

hello doctor ,my mom is 35 years old.she was suffering from umblical cord hernia ,she got operated on 14 may.what are the precautions she must take.what is the diet she must eat.what is the duration of time in which it gets healed.i also wanted to tell u that our consultant doctor has kept a mesh to repair that hernia so does it have any side afffect
Wed, 18 May 2011
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Dear Sana Shaik,
Welcome to HCM.
It is normal procedure to repair umbilical hernia with a mesh. The wound will heal in a week's time. If possible we should try to find the cause for that hernia to occur. Usually it is over weight with fatty abdomen, cough, constipation or difficulty in passing urine for a long duration. If one or more of these causes are there, they should be taken care of. More over avoid doing any heavy work, and restrict fat content in the diet.
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