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After a no mesh inguinal hernia repair, we want you  to do as much walking as is comfortable.  Stairs are ok, but just one at a time and slowly.
Don’t drive while you are taking pain medication, and for the first 24 hours after surgery. Prescription pain medications interfere with your ability to drive safely. Once you have finished taking pain medication, it is safe for you to drive.
Lifting heavy objects and exercise is okay between 2-4 weeks after surgery, but if lifting causes pain in your incision or groin, please stop. Call the office if you have pain that seems like it’s getting worse