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Why does the groin area sometimes feel hard after open inguinal hernia surgery

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: The surgical area may be firm to touch and tender for some weeks, and slight bruise discoloration may be seen. Increasing local skin redness around th ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: At this stage after surgery, no care, despite still having pain at moving around, is the best care as long as the expected postoperative pain is slowl ... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Probably normal: These types of "tension" repairs are often associated with pain for 4-6 weeks. On rare occasions, chronic pain of varying levels can develop. If you t ... Read More
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Followup: Follow up with your surgeon for further care. If you are still unwell you need to be reviewed. All the best.
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Trajectory of pain?: If your pain is gradually getting better, I wouldn't worry about it yet. It should continue to improve. If it is worsening, see your surgeon. If it ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Scar likely: The reader may not know the surgical history and mesh to include in the interpretation.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Post Op Complication: Please have your husband contact the surgeon. He would have been given specific post operative instructions to take home. These instructions will desc ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Alright: Should be fine to return to all normal activities and exercises once you are fully healed and released to such activities by your surgeon.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience General Surgery
Should wait: 6 weeks. Just be mindful that to exercise as tolerated to prevent recurrent.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your surgeon: You need to ask your surgeon this question.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to know: What someone does during self sex will very from person to person. Since we have no information on your pre-surgical health, the difficulty of your su ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Post-op pain common: Talk to your surgeon! tell him/her what's going on. You're the best judge of how much pain you can tolerate but let your surgeon know. S/he should hav ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Stanton
Specializes in General Surgery
It depends: It is safe to travel almost immediately after surgery, but don't expect to drive for a few days until the pain improves and you can use your legs well ... Read More

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