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Had hernia surgery on Tuesday June 9th and I was told that if it was laporscopic, i could probably go back to work in a week. Well it almost 2 weeks later, and I still cant even walk up right. I have major pain on my left side by my ribs and major pain on the right side by my where my ovary should be. I have to pick up my belly to walk to the bathroom. I'm worried because i am supposed to go back to work but i cant stand the pain. Is this normal? Does it make a difference that I had 4 verses 2 they had found? I have 11 incisions because 2 of them where strangling my intestine so it was a necessary surgery. Anyway, any feedback would be appreciated.
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replied June 23rd, 2009
You did not indicate where your hernia(s) was located. If it was a common inguinal (groin) hernia repair, then it would be unusual to be in that much pain 2 weeks after laparoscopic hernia repair. If, on the other hand, you had a large ventral hernia repaired, then moderate discomfort a week or two after surgery would not, by itself, be that unusual.

My advice is to schedule a follow-up visit with your surgeon, and have him/her evaluate these problems that you are experiencing.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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