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Why am I still in pain 6 months after inguinal hernia operation

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
We can help.: As you know first-hand, hernia repair can be painful, yet people are usually pain-free within one month after surgery. Your persistent pain requires ... Read More
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Hernia pain: Persistent groin pain more than 6 weeks after hernia surgery may mean nerve entrapment. The ilioinguinal nerve is a sensory nerve and can be trapped b... Read More
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Recurrence or nerve: If a bulge is present it could be a recurrence of your hernia. If not nerve entrapment is a possibility. Either way please consult with the surgeon wh... Read More

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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Enjoy golf: The real danger would be something that would get trapped in the hernia. This is,unlikely in your situation. You,could tape it down if concerned until... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky corvalan
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No worry: 10 days after surgery without pain is expected . I assumed it was laparoscopic .Masturbation or intercourse shouldn’t cause any harm to surgical side ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Time may tell...: Occasional nerve entrapment after inguinal hernia repair does occur, but its natural evolving healing reaches its max at around 2 yrs. Beyond that, fu... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Post operative pain: The tissue may take upto 6 months to remodel itself. Pain will decrease over time.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Yes,: Yes it should improve. Depends of the type of the procure. Certainly if persist have it checked out just to rule out a recurrence of the hernia. Rare... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Bergstein
General Surgery 39 years experience
Nerve injury?: It would depend on the exact technical details of the operation, and the precise location of the pain, what makes it worse, etc. If the injection was ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Probably fine: If the hernia recurs you will have a bulge and if gut in the sac you may feel that. Surgeon would see or feel that with the exam. You may be feeling... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: yes it is apply ice and wear some kind of athletic support to keep them elevated again apply ice. check with your surgeon, but this is very normal.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
May be normal : Firstly, it is normal to have testicles that are different sizes. Reasons why one could appear to change size is fluid around it, that could be the re... Read More

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