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  • drofluf

    Had a hernia repair on Saturday.

    Rather than ask my doctor I thought best to ask here. ๐Ÿ™‚ How long before I’m able to ride again?

    For what it’s worth the doctors reply was “as soon as you feel comfortable”

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    I was pootling in the roads within 2 weeks but I had to keep my saddle low so I didn’t strech the wound much. I was riding off road after about 6 weeks but I think it took a couple of months to be riding without knowing it was there.

    The challenges I had were the lack of strength in that area to hold your body up and streching the wound/scare. I still can’t do leg presses without knowing it is there and I had the op about 3 years ago.

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    Had a double hernia repair about 18 months ago. I was up and walking absolutely fine within 48 hours but probably a couple of weeks until I could ride a bike properly. Well as properly as I’ll ever ride a bike ๐Ÿ™‚

    I could have physically ridden the bike sooner but not off-road and not at any pace. Any twists or turns of my waist / abdominal area were a bit painful.

    A few years ago you’d have been out of business for weeks but the new key hole procedures are awesome and you should be back riding in a couple of weeks.

    Hope that helps.


    6 weeksish, I’ve had two now. Seriously take it very easy or you will take longer to heal, they are horrible.

    Get well soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    I had the open surgery not keyhole.


    As said above, take it easily for a couple of weeks then have a pootle about on the road nothing strenuous and see how you feel and go from there.


    I’ve had two hernia ops (I like to think that I now have a bionic groin). Both full cut-open jobs, not keyhole.

    Pretty painful for a couple of weeks, didn’t ride for six, mainly through concern that a silly off could really fubar things.

    I have pictures ๐Ÿ™‚


    I like to think that I now have a bionic groin

    Me too, I’m unbreakable ๐Ÿ™‚

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    I suffered a haematoma when they stitched me back together (Open not Key-hole) so had to be re-operated on again later that day. That meant I was still having difficulty walking after 3 weeks. I was riding gently after around 2-3 months.

    I’m now 2.25 years down the line and I can still feel that it’s there when I exert myself.

    EDIT: I also like to think I have a bionic groin, but that’s nothing to do with the operation… b’dum…


    I had 2 done at the same time, open rather than key hole because there was a 6 month wait for keyhole which meant 6 months plus recovery time off the bike. In the end I spent 5 weeks off the bike.


    Same as the majority; 2 via keyhole at the same time.

    6 weeks(ish) before back to “normal”. Take it easy, no point in rushing back on the bike…

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