A 37-year-old member asked:
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is there much post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

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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 for few days, requiring narcotic medications for a wk or so.
Answered on Jun 23, 2020
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Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Laparoscopic approach has the least pain of all methods
Apr 17, 2012
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 (small incision) hernia repair, but it depends a lot on you and your pain tolerance. Your surgeon's techniques also play a role. Most people require moderate narcotics after surgery to control their pain.
Answered on Apr 26, 2014
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