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Following on from Skuseys Kidney Stone Thread...... my 19 year old son has to have a hernia op on 4th Feb :-( I dont want to google whats involved as i dont want to scare myself to death! He has l…
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Following on from Skuseys Kidney Stone Thread......

my 19 year old son has to have a hernia op on 4th Feb :-( I dont want to google whats involved as i dont want to scare myself to death! He has left home and went to the drs and his pre-op appointment by himself so I dont know all the ins and outs of such an op.
Anyone had one?

(didnt Joey from friends have a hernia too?)
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Yep Joey has. he's a walking talking pain machine..

youtube link to follow if can find one

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pnqUjdmUdqA
#2
I had a hernia repair, while having my gall bladder removed...... didn't even know I had a hernia until I came round! Depends on individual but think it is relatively straight forward. Am sure it will be fine :0)
#3
A guy in my work had a hernia op just before xmas and he was in and out of hospital on the same day.
#4
I know he will be under general anaesthetic and they have told him he will be really bruised "down below" !
#5
what type of hernia is it? as obviously there are different types?
#6
oops sorry bruised down below so its the groin then! thats where i had mine!
#7
evening makershaker! ;-)
#8
wulshaz
oops sorry bruised down below so its the groin then! thats where i had mine!


very low in the groin area apparently :w00t:
#9
oooh i know dont remind me! :)
[mod]#10
Most likely be in and out the same day. :)

They don't like you clogging up beds with woes. lol

Wish him luck. :)
#11
yeh mine was done 1st thing (think cause my sister was a nurse there!) anyway was,nt too bad but i did have to take it easy for a while and it didnt help that i work with kids! but good luck to him anyway i,m sure he will be fine :)
#12
Provided it is a simple hernia on just one side and he is not overweight then it should be done as a day case under an anaesthetic. Normally they like the patient to have someone with them for 24 hours following an anesthetic - this is nothing to worry about just as a precaution! Then I think the general rule is that you should not lift anything too heavy for about 6 weeks afterwards.

Hope this is helpful - Debs x
#13
wulshaz
evening makershaker! ;-)



Hiya! :thumbsup:
#14
My husband had a hernia op went in late morning and was home for tea. Very quick op nowadays.
http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/inguinal_hernia.html
#15
He's prob got an inguinal hernia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inguinal_hernia
I had this op, no pain as they put a pain block injection in, all while asleep, VERY bruised but not like painful just black n purple :o and swolen :oops: and no you can't see the pics I took
depends on if they do keyhole or open as I had. Soooooo pleased I had it done, 6 weeks off work.
Any Qestions I'll try n remember what it was like. :thumbsup:

Btw I had op 08.30 out of hospital same day by 4 pm just needs somone to help him up as its scary tryin not to pull yourself
#16
i was told originally it seemed like quite a small hernia and could be keyhole but when i woke up i had such a big scar from the bottom over i was told it was bigger than expected! even when i went to doc after op for post/op i was told it must have been quite a size looking at the scar!
#17
My OH had an emergency op for a strangulated hernia a few years ago & as I remember he was only in for a day or so & got over it quite quickly ... hope all goes well for him Bitsey.

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