If your bowel movements are not regular right after surgery, try to avoid constipation and straining. Drink plenty of water. Your doctor may suggest fibre, a stool softener, or a mild laxative.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I push to poop after hernia surgery?
DO NOT LIFT, PUSH OR PULL MORE THAN 15 lbs. or use your abdominal muscles for 6 weeks after surgery. This allows time for your incisions to heal and reduces the risk of recurrent hernia formation.
How long should it take to poop after hernia surgery?
The first bowel movement may occur anywhere from 1 – 10 days after surgery. As long as you are not nauseated or having abdominal pain, this variation is acceptable. Constipation can occur after this operation, and taking milk of magnesia (two tablespoons; twice a day) can prevent this issue.
Do and don'ts after hernia surgery?
There are no medical or physical restrictions on activity after surgery. That means it is OK to walk, climb stairs, lift, have sexual intercourse, mow the lawn, or exercise as long as it doesn't hurt. In fact, returning to normal activity as soon as possible will most likely enhance your recovery.
How do you relieve constipation from a hernia?
Constipation caused by hernia can be relieved in a few ways:
- Drinking more water can help soften stool.
- Eating foods rich in fiber will help move food along.
- Eating yogurt or foods with other probiotics can aid the digestive tract.
- Walking can help loosen stool with motion.
- Take a stool softener.
When to go home from hospital after hernia surgery?
This includes inguinal hernia surgery recovery time, umbilical (belly button) hernia surgery recovery and femoral hernia surgery recovery. Most patients can go home from the hospital the same day as their surgery. Patients should have someone available to take them home from the hospital. They should not drive for a few days.
Can you have a bowel movement after hernia surgery?
Yes! Constipation is a terrible and uncomfortable feeling, especially when you are recovering from hernia surgery and have such little control over your bowels. However, sitting on the toilet can help trigger muscles in your body that says it is time for a bowel movement. Be patient though.
What happens to your body after a hernia repair?
Researchers looked at patients before and after hernia repair. They found that after repair, patients found sex less painful and more enjoyable. Constipation can lead to hernia recurrence. Mesh can detach if a patient strains too much following hernia mesh surgery. Anesthesia during surgery and pain medicines after can cause constipation.
What to expect after laparoscopic hernia mesh surgery?
Patients can usually manage pain with over-the-counter medicines. Some patients may need stronger pain medicines to control their discomfort after surgery. These pain medicines can have side effects. Patients can expect laparoscopic hernia mesh recovery to be about the same as open repair recovery.