A 55-year-old male asked:
After 5 years of having inguinal hernia surgery on right lower abdomen side, i still have discomfort (sometimes severe) specially when i lift something heavy. what is this indicative of and what should i do about it?
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Surgery 45 years experience
NORMAL IN GENERAL: USUALLY IT IS NORMAL TO HAVE SOME LONG TERM DISCOMFORT IN THE AREA OF HERNIA REPAIR .I AM ASSUMING THEY USED A SCREEN IN YOUR HERNIA REPAIR. BECAUSE THAT IS THE NORM.
PERSISTENT PAIN COULD MEAN YOUR ARE STRETCHING YOUR REPAIR , SO YOU MIGHT NEED TO BE MORE CAREFUL OF HOW ARE YOU USING THESE MUSCLE, MIGHT HELP TO HAVE IT CHECKED BY A SURGEON TO MAKE SURE THE REPAIR STILL SOLID AND NO OTHER HERNIA
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Last updated May 27, 2020
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