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A 62-year-old male asked:

6 weeks since open mesh inguinial hernia surgery. back to exercising but get stabs of pain in hardened area beneath scar when i have gas. reoccurance?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 years experience
Unlikely: To have a hernia recurrence. Sharp discomforts that come and go and deep scar firmness are common & temporary findings after inguinal hernia surgery. Call and make an appointment to be examined by your surgeon to be sure.
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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
Only yourMD can tell: It may not be recurrence just healing process, but always possible , need examination possible tests , to find out if it is a recurrence or not . . Best way to find out is go for a follow up examination to your surgeon.
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Last updated Jun 26, 2013

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