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How do I recover from abdominal surgery to prevent inguinal hernia?

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If you have abdominal surgery, be careful afterward:

  • Use your legs, not your back, when lifting.
  • Avoid lifting heavy things.
  • Try not to strain when you poop.

From: What Is an Inguinal Hernia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Inguinal Hernia."

Mayo Clinic: "Inguinal hernia: Diagnosis," "Inguinal Hernia: Symptoms," "Inguinal Hernia: Overview."

PubMed Health: "Spermatic Cord."

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 8, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Inguinal Hernia."

Mayo Clinic: "Inguinal hernia: Diagnosis," "Inguinal Hernia: Symptoms," "Inguinal Hernia: Overview."

PubMed Health: "Spermatic Cord."

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 8, 2017

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