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inguinal hernia post operative care

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Not much: Most of the time moderate pain , will need just non narcotic pain medication only , how ever some sensitive patients will complain of severe pain f ... Read More
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Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
Moderate: It depends on the type of repair that you have. In general, open (large incision) hernia repair has more pain and disability than a laparoscopic (sma ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
26 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Usually goes away in a few weeks, if it persists for months, may be caused by scar tissue around sensory nerve in the area. Injections of numbing medi ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Of course: It would be unusual not to have post-operative pain. Your surgeon should have told you what kind of pain to expect and how long it should last.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Pain meds: Typically, a synthetic narcotic combined with Acetaminophen is used along with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory meds. Hope this helps.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
NSAIDS and narcotics: We approach the post op pain of hernia repair in three phases. Ice to the surgical area, off and on for 3-4 days, then switch to occassional heat. Nsa ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Usually a narcotic pain pill such as Percocet or vicoden is prescribed after inguinal hernia repair. I like to add Ibuprofen as well, it seems to dec ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See your doctor: This may be a normal amount of clear yellow serous body fluid coming from the surgical site. If there is increasing pain, redness and skin warmth con ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
YourSurgeonKnowsBest: Pain following hernia surgery is common & expected, varying quite a bit depending on the type of hernia & method of repair. Within days-to-weeks, the ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Yes. Get evaluated.: If the weakening of the abdominal wall allowing the hernia to bulge worsens, the hernia can get larger. The bulge is caused by small intestine that h ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not directly: Hernias do not have a direct affect on erectile function. Indirectly, the pressure or discomfort or swelling of a hernia could have secondary side eff ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kim
42 years experience General Surgery
Straining : Raising the pressure in the abdomen with any activity (valsalva) can exert outward force on the hernia. This will increase protrusion and over time ... Read More

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