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15 days on leave, long enough for hernia repair?

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I have a question, I have being deployed for the last several months. Before I was deployed my doctor told me that he felt small hernia. i will be on leave for about 15 days will this suffusion time for me to get repaired my hernia. because i will need to returned back

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replied September 30th, 2013
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Welcome to e health forum.

Yes, a hernia repair (inguinal or abdominal) is a elective procedure and just would require a maximum of 3 days of hospital stay.

If a minimal incision approach is used, a patient can return back to work within 2 weeks time.

You might consult with your doctor and since he knows more about your condition, can plan the surgery, so that you can get back to work in time.

I hope this helps.

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