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What precautions should be taken after a hernia surgery?

Q: What measures should be taken after a hernia surgery?

A:Take precautions for 12 weeks. Avoid lifting heavy weights for 12 weeks. Also, avoid very strenuous exercise. Walking permitted early. Running permitted after two to three weeks usually (ask your doctor). Driving a car permitted after two to three weeks. Motorcycle riding, pillion, permitted after three weeks, but kicking and driving only after four to six weeks. Guard against constipation and cough - These can cause hernia recurrence. Wound - This needs very little maintenance. Wash it with soap and water after four or five days. No dressing is needed after this.

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