Inguinal Hernia Treatment
In most cases, treatment for inguinal hernias requires surgery. The surgeon places the intestine back into the abdomen and repairs the weakened area in the abdominal wall.
Surgical procedures for inguinal hernia include:
- Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
- Open inguinal hernia repair
- Narcotic pain medication:
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Inguinal Hernia Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after treatment for inguinal hernia.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Do I need to lose weight?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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