Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

chronic pain after inguinal hernia surgery

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nerve entrapment: It could if nerves were entrapped in the repair. This may also be effected by the use of permanent versus absorbable sutures. Hypersensitivity is not ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Ask your surgeon: Only he knows how extensive the hernia was and how it was repaired and will release you to physical activity
1
1 thank
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Yes and no: If the pain started after some physical activity like a heavy lifting it could be normal pending how the hernia was repaired open or laproscopic with ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Choi
Dr. John Choi answered
18 years experience General Surgery
Hernia surgery: Routinely 8 weeks should be fine, you should check with your surgeon.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Check with surgeon: You need to check with your surgeon as the type and extent of the surgery will be known to him/her and the best advice given.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
In general,: there aren't any dietary restrictions after inguinal hernia surgery, at least once you have had your first post-operative bowel movement. Hope this he ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It will get better daily-weekly but initially after anesthesia, narcotics and / or blocks wear off it is substantial!
1
1 thank
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Not true: While the surgeon tries his best rarely recurrent hernia can be a problem. Hope for the best and good luck!
3
3 thanks
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donny Peterson
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Eval progress: In general, the two week follow up allows enough time for initial swelling and pain to subside. The incision is checked, acceptable activity levels ar ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
I don't think: this is normal, but I can't imagine anything going on 5 weeks post op. Show it to your surgeon. Maybe mesh reaction, if you had one placed.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month