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Is drinking alcohol 2 days after inguinal hernia surgery ok or will it increase bruising in groin area?

Is drinking alcohol 2 days after inguinal hernia surgery ok or will it increase bruising in groin area?

A couple drinks OK: Excessive drinking can affect your liver's function ... Which might cause more bruising, but in general won't have any effect. A couple of drinks is ok. Good luck with your hernia repair ... I hope you're having it done laparoscopically! regards, dr. T. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more


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I am having ED after inguinal hernia surgery. A mesh was placed in me. I am very worried, I will not be the same. Can I have an explanation of to why.

Unusual: It would be highly unusual to have long-term or permanent ED after undergoing inguinal hernia surgery with mesh placement. May be due to postop pain for now. Are you still having pain? Please check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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5 weeks after inguinal hernia surgery now for last 3 days area suddenly feels stiff with occasional pain and heaviness like a brick. Is it normal?

 5 weeks after inguinal hernia surgery now for last 3 days area suddenly  feels stiff with occasional pain and heaviness like a brick. Is it normal?

I don't think: this is normal, but I can't imagine anything going on 5 weeks post op. Show it to your surgeon. Maybe mesh reaction, if you had one placed. ...Read more

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Is it ok to walk as much as tolerable during first 2 weeks and then during 8 weeks after inguinal hernia surgery or are there any risks with walking too much during theses periods respectively?

Is it ok to walk as much as tolerable during first 2 weeks and then during 8 weeks after inguinal hernia surgery or are there any risks with walking too much during theses periods respectively?

Surgery: You may want to speak with your surgeon regarding the activity. Usually it all depends on the surgery and post op complications on how much activity you can tolerate. Besides no heavy lifting post op I am not sure if there's any other contraindications. But speak with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Hi, i know you can get pregnant after inguinal hernia surgery.. i had the procedure as a baby. Can you explain how its done?

Hi, i know you can get pregnant after inguinal hernia surgery.. i had the procedure as a baby. Can you explain how its done?

Not a problem: Inguinal hernia surgery is very unlikely to beamy kind of fertility problem in a female. Since you list your gender as female, I will make the basic assumption that's correct. If you are either male, or asking about a male, it can be more problematic. What are you asking? How is surgery done or how can one get pregnant? Good wishes. ...Read more

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6 months after inguinal hernia surgery(mesh) Is it normal to have shooting pains and tingles the next day after exercising, eg running, short sprints?

6 months after inguinal hernia surgery(mesh) Is it normal to have shooting pains and tingles the next day after exercising, eg running, short sprints?

Inguinal hernia: its very well possible. Probably what you are experiencing is scar tissue or mesh or both affecting / irritating the inguinal nerve. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


Dr. Robert Markus
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Inguinal Hernia Surgery (Definition)

Inguinal or groin hernias are very common. They can be repaired with an incision over the groin, or with laparoscopic syrgery. The surgery is performed with some form of anesthesia. Mesh is a soft woven material often used in hernia surgery to help prevent the hernia from returning in the future. Usually it is an outpatient procedure with a 4-6 recovery before doing ...Read more


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