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i am having operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair. what to do?

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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 pain dissipates quite a bit. If possible, it is often best to take anti-inflammatories rather than narcotics to rx the pain. I advise you to contact your surgeon for specific recommendations.
Answered on May 5, 2013
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Treatment: Obviosly it depends when the operation was. In general, rest, ice, sometimes heat, Aspirin based cream, and anti-inflammatory meds such as naprosyn (naproxen) or ibuprofen. Call your surgeon for more help. But don't lay around like a stone - getting up and walking around may hurt, but will pay off in the long run. Just use common sense and listen to your body.
Answered on Sep 9, 2019

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