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Is it safe to have sex if husband has a groin hernia

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
37 years experience General Surgery
Go for it!: Depends on how large the hernia is and how motivated you are. Nothing ventured nothing gained!
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
As tolerated : All activity, in general, with a hernia or after hernia repair should be done as tolerated by pain and discomfort. Large hernias may limit activities ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Groin (inguinal) hernias remain one of the most common operations performed by general surgeons such as myself. Traditional teaching was to repair al ... Read More
Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It may or may not aggravate things, but most likely it will be fine.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience General Surgery
Yes: But not right immediately after surgery. Please follow up with your surgeon and let him /her tell you when to resume normal activity. Early heavy acti ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: I tell all my patients after inguinal hernia surgery that they may resume normal activity as tolerated. I tell them to follow the rule that if it hurt ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
37 years experience General Surgery
Drinking and sex: Yes you can. The only time you can't drink and have sex is during the surgery to repair the hernia.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Sexual activity should not be affected, but if it does happen to cause pain or discomfort, ease up. See a general surgeon for an exam and more info re ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: If he was okay for year after hernia surgery, then that is not likely to be the cause of diminished sexual activity. How old is your partner? Does he ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
2 weeks : with her on top
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
No restriction: Anytime that you are comfortable. It will not cause harm to the repair.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Few days: Wait until you feel comfortable, do not excessively strain in the first week. Ask your surgeon their preference.

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