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Van1300 08-25-2012 11:42 AM

C-section then inguinal hernia repair
I got an inguinal hernia (the type right above the fold between the pubic area and the leg) during my first pregnancy. I labored like normal and ended up having a c-section after not making any progress for 14 hours.

A year after I recovered, I consulted a family friend who is a surgeon. He suggested waiting until after I was done having kids to repair it.

Now I'm 26 weeks with Baby #2. The hernia isn't bothering me, but it is very noticeable. I am scheduled for a second c-section due to the hernia (don't give me any grief!). My OBGYN consulted with the surgeon and they feel it should not be repaired during the c-section, but 6 weeks after. My uterus needs to shrink first.

Anyone have this type of hernia repaired after a c-section? I plan to take 8-10 weeks off post c-section and will have some assistance. My recovery from the first c-section was great. I tolerate pain pretty well and I've been told the hernia surgery will be done as an outpatient.

Thanks for any and all info!

mara40 04-01-2013 01:40 PM

Re: C-section then inguinal hernia repair
I had c-section and inguinal hernia done at once, 4 months passed by and still in lot of pain! I think it was a really bad decision taken by the surgeons.
Can you share your story if you have had the same surgery, thank you.

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