Hernia Surgery Recovery
Recovery time after hernia surgery can be as quick as one week and as long as several months, depending on the type of hernia and the surgery performed.
Dr Puhalla will be able to provide you with a realistic timeframe of healing and recovery and what can and can’t be done in the weeks following your surgery.
The area where the surgery occurred may be swollen, tender or numb for several days following your surgery and may occasionally be bruised. You will probably feel tired and you should be mindful of preventing wound infection and taking steps to promote optimal healing, such as consuming a healthy diet, engaging in mild forms of exercise, avoiding heavy lifting and getting rest.
Some patients are able to return to work as soon as one week after surgery while others need more time.
Hernia Surgery Complications
Hernia surgery is considered a safe procedure and complications are rare; however, as in all type of surgical procedures, complications may occur.
The most frequently reported risks associated with hernia surgery include:
- Wound infection
- Difficulty urinating
- Nerve injury
- Allergic reactions
- Fluid build-up in scrotum
- Spermatic cord injury
- Testicular artery injury