Restoration of normal function

The golden rule after surgery is to avoid activities which are painful. Gradually the discomfort after surgery will subside. Ordinarily, you should expect to feel discomfort in the lower abdomen and groin for a few days. This improves quite dramatically allowing you to return to normal daily activities. Initially, we would advise you to walk yourself to recovery. As your confidence increase you can increase the pace and duration of each walk. As you progress you may safely introduce swimming and cycling to your regime.

The rehabilitation process is very carefully laid out from day one to a full return to activities at the end of week 3. Obviously, this is in the case of a simple straightforward hernia. Any added issues will compromise this timescale. Often hernia is accompanied or the cause of other issues which will be allowed to start healing or be treated by the repair of the hernia.

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