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chances of reoccurring Hernia with Pregnancy

Hi, I am 28 years old now, and is pregnant. I had a bad hernia a year back, and got it removed at a reputed Hernia hospital called Shouldice. I have heard that hernia's do reoccur. Are the chances of reoccurring more when pregnant or after delivery? I am a bit worried about it. If yes, are there any things that I could try at home to prevent that from happening? I do not want to go through it again. Please advise.
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replied January 2nd, 2019
Hello.
Welcome to this forum.
A good question. Hernia recurrence is high after pregnancy. It's a proven fact The risk is higher if you are obese, diabetic, got some wound compilation following C section or if you are a smoaker.The risk is less if the hernia was repaired by mesh placement but in that case you might feel some stretching pain.
Hope I can address your query. Please visit your doctor if there is any further confusion as without a clinical examination it is not possible to opine through an online medical forum.


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