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Hernia Op

robmurr2000robmurr2000 Posts: 166
I have just been diagnosed as having a hernia in lower groin(nether regions).How soon after the op can i get back on my bike? maybe a daft question but was just wondering if anyone has been in a similar postion.I am absolutely gutted as well because i only just bought a 2009 trek 4.5 c madone a few weeks ago and have only been out on it a few times!!!!

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  • rokkalarokkala Posts: 648
    You might find somebody on here with personal experience of this who could give you an idea, but just ask your doctor.
  • Percy VeraPercy Vera Posts: 1,103
    I know a lady who is having a hernia op around her stomach and she isn't allowed to lift anything heavy (ish) for 4-5 weeks.

    But the best thing to do is ask the doc. If he says a length of time you don't think you can manage, (as he might if he isn't a sports specialist) ask him can you ride your bike as long as you spin rather than push.

    I can keep your bike warm for you, if you like! :D
  • haha...nice one percy vera!! Yeah,should've asked him really!!
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    I have just been diagnosed as having a hernia in lower groin(nether regions).How soon after the op can i get back on my bike? maybe a daft question but was just wondering if anyone has been in a similar postion.I am absolutely gutted as well because i only just bought a 2009 trek 4.5 c madone a few weeks ago and have only been out on it a few times!!!!

    Ive had an inaugaral Hernia...I got the proper op and the 'mesh fitted'...I was on the bike taking it gently after 2 weeks....a month or 2 later I was completely back to normal....so if you get the op soon then you'll be just fine and dandy come the early New Year...and you'll be absolutely flying on your new madone in jig time....just take it nice and steady to start with :D
  • thnx richyboy...makes me feel a bit more optomistic now.
  • Hi Rob,

    I was diagnosed with same as you about 3 years ago, it took 6 months before i had to have the op and rode my bike up until the op so you have plenty of time on your new bike unless the NHS are quicker in your area.

    I was back mobile after about 6 weeks.
  • Takis61Takis61 Posts: 239
    I had the op & mesh fitted, but it all went a little pear shaped later in the day with an internal bleed, had to go back in same night & ended up with a week in hospital & all manner of tubes sticking out of me !
    Not wanting to scare you, the point is my recovery time was similar to those already posted, gentle riding after a few weeks then gradually increasing over a couple of months.
    Point again is the mesh repair makes the area extremely strong.
    My knees hurt !
  • thanks for comments/advice, i saw my own doctor in fife today and he said it'd be keyhole surgery and only a two week recovery. Didn't think it'd be ok to cycle just now,or can you?
  • I cycled up until my op, my doc said just carry on as normal but don't lift heavy weights or try and push any broken down cars etc.

    But saying that mine was to big for key hole and ended up with 3.5 inch gash but a mesh repair.

    Make sure your recovery is good as you don't want it re doing but i used to get a prickly feeling sometines until 18 months after but no probs with the repair itself.

    i think the position your in for cycling kind of protects the area if you stay seated, used to push mine back in when in that postion as i could feel it and see it push through when i stood up from laying down....nice!
  • he said it's an indirect hernia. i didn't ask about how soon i could get back on a bike(just assumed i couldn't) but he did say to carry on with work,and as i'm in the construction industry,i was to let my boss know of my problem.Think i'm trying talk myself into getting back out on my new bike,but wouldn't like to think i'd be making it worse altogether!!
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