U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
New York, NY
A 21-year-old male asked:

Will masturbating after open inguinal hernia surgery damage my repair?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Hard to know: What someone does during self sex will very from person to person. Since we have no information on your pre-surgical health, the difficulty of your surgery or your level of recovery, it is not reasonable to assume there is a blanket answer. It would be more reasonable for you to call the surgeon & ask when you can resume sexual activity. You don't need to mention what kind.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Similar questions

A 50-year-old member asked:

When can I safely travel after an open inguinal hernia surgery?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Depends: ask the surgeon. Some repairs are more tenuous than others. And the surgeon will suggest. Usually 2 weeks would suffice. Once pain medicines stopped.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 23-year-old male asked:
Hello, I am 23, male, had an inguinal scrotal 3D Mesh hernia surgery 7 days back. Is it safe to masturbate now? If not, how many days should I wait?
Dr. Fletcher Derrick
Urology 64 years experience
Yes, OK: Should be ok. Don't bang on the incision. If the incision hurts when you get started, wait a few days and try again .
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A male asked:
Can i masturbate gently 5 days after inguinal hernia surgery? Im having wet dreams already.
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Not a problem: There are no current recommendations to avoid masturbation after hernia repair. Be sure that you may experience some discomfort, but this is definitel... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old male asked:
I may have to undergo surgery to get my inguinal hernia fixed but a final date has not been fixed yet. My question is can i masturbate, does it affect me in any way given my condition? Will it make things worse or should i refrain from it?
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Masturbating or not masturbating before surgery will make no difference to the outcome. Wish you good health!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 42-year-old male asked:
I had right inguinal hernia surgery 2 weeks ago tomorrow. Is it now safe for sex or can i masterbate? Im backed up bad
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Should be OK: If the scar has healed, sexual intercourse or masturbation should be OK after 2 wks. Just avoid undue pressure to the surgical area.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 35-year-old male asked:
I had a inguinal hernia surgery 1 month back. Pain was gone in first week and I masturbated after 10 days. Since then I am having throbbing pain in the groin. The pain increases when I sit for a long time. Is there a chance of it being chronic ?
Dr. Michael Segal
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Healing usually takes 3 to 6 months, hopefully you didn't reinjure area. Won't know if its chronic till after the 6 months, maybe a year.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 4, 2021

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.