The client is recovering from inguinal hernia repair. What nursing interventions are appropriate? Select all that apply.


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- Allow the client to talk about body image alterations.

- Relieve urinary retention

- Teach turning and deep breathing

- Apply heat to the swollen scrotum.

- Provide scrotal support.


After a herniorrhaphy to the inguinal area, the client should have urinary retention relieved, have ice to the scrotum, and should be taught turning and deep breathing without coughing. They should avoid lifting and pulling/pushing for 6-8 weeks.

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