Hernia Surgery Recovery Tips by Laparoscopy Hernia Surgery expert Dr. Raman Singla(Director Radiance Hospital Mohali).
An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin area, thats why it is also called a groin hernia. It occurs in the groin portion when either a part of the intestine or an accumulated fat pushes through a weak spot that lies in the inguinal canal. An inguinal hernia may be severe and create serious health issues if kept untreated, by Dr. Raman Singla(Hernia Surgery Expert in Mohali)
Wear comfortable clothing with expandable waistbands.
Keep yourself active by moving around as much as you can as it increases circulation, which further speeds up healing.
Eat a diet rich in fibre, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Drink lots of water and other fluids to avoid constipation.
Do not lift any objects even if it is very light as it can bring back pain.
Do not to pick up things from the floor as it will be difficult to bend.
Hold a pillow against your stomach while sneezing or coughing to lessen the pain.
Use stool softener for a few days before and after surgery to help you with your bowel movements.
Avoid driving till the time you feel any pain and as long as you are taking narcotic pain medicines.
Band-Aids which cover the incisions should be changed as and when needed.
Refrain yourself from intercourse as it can be painful.