A 37-year-old member asked:
i am having operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair. what to do?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Barry Rosen answered
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
Dr. David Earle answered
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
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!