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upcoming op for recurrent sport hernia. prev. op was open suture without mesh. new surgeon will use open anterior w/mesh. risk of testicular damage?

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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Caution: Not a simple problem. If you have had a previous open repair, and you're still having pain, I would strongly recommend a laparoscopic repair IF you need one. Only about 20% of inguinal repairs are done this way, so you'll have to find a surgeon w/ enough training/experience. Try the Americas Hernia Society website to find one near you. Hope this helps!
Answered on Sep 27, 2016
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