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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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6 years ago I had left inguinal hernia surgery. I had pains soon after the surgery. I now have consistent burning pain in the same area every 5 min.

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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6 years ago I had left inguinal hernia surgery.  I had pains soon after the surgery.  I now have consistent burning pain in the same area every 5 min.

See a surgeon: you need to see a surgeon,the burning pain you are experiencing,could be a sign of recurrent hernia.your surgeon can help you. apply heat pad on the area,and take ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Burning Pain (Definition)

The uncomfortable sensation of extreme heat or burning. Often used to describe heartburn from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Also describes the sensation that occurs with nerve damage in ...Read more


Dr. Addagada Rao
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Had a groin hernia surgery 3 weeks ago now, I am having burning pain as before the surgery and, the site feels rock hard though it isn't red or hot. ?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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Had a groin hernia surgery 3 weeks ago now, I am having burning pain as before the surgery and, the site feels rock hard though it isn't red or hot. ?

If mesh is used: to repair the hernia then it is normal , then in couple moths the area gets normal. Go for POST OP follow up with the surgeon ...Read more

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Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Had hernia repair surgery last december right at the incision and above it jus have this burning pain got a nerve block yesterday but it got worst wa?

Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Had hernia repair surgery last december right at the incision and above it jus have this burning pain got a nerve block yesterday but it got worst wa?

Strange,: As my belief was that maybe the pain was due to a peripheral nerve possibly caught in scar tissue. If the injection was in proper place but did not help i would go back to the surgeon -if he was not "the injector:"- let him/her examine you. First one have to eliminate that the complaint id from the surgery before looking for other possibilities. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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I have been experiencing a burning or stabbing pain 3 weeks after inguinal hernia surgery. it comes and goes a few times a day. is this normal?

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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I have been experiencing a burning or stabbing pain 3 weeks after inguinal hernia surgery. it comes and goes a few times a day. is this normal?

Not really: Call your doctor, surgeon to let her/him know of this. You want to make sure the mesh is in place and not out of place stabbing you, or pushing on something that it shouldn't be. You have 90 days of post op care that's prepaid with your surgery. So, don't delay. Your surgeon needs to know this information. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Why is there burning after hernia surgery?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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See below: Nerve discomfort to the skin can temporarily result in a sharp or burning feeling around the surgical site. That discomfort resolves as the surgical site heals. See your surgeon to be sure that you are healing properly. ...Read more

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Dr. Robin Rosenberg
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Is burning part of the healing process after hernia surgery?

Dr. Robin Rosenberg
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Is burning part of the healing process after hernia surgery?

Yes: At the skin nereves regenereate they can put out a neuropathic cause of oainsuch as burning. This is usually self resolving. If not medicines such as Neurontin can be used but are usually not necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Dickson
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I had open inguinal hernia surgery on my left side without mesh four weeks ago.. I have been having burning & stabbing pain in groin with a dull ache ?

Dr. Mark Dickson
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I had open inguinal hernia surgery on my left side without mesh four weeks ago.. I have been having burning & stabbing pain in groin with a dull ache ?

Trajectory of pain?: If your pain is gradually getting better, I wouldn't worry about it yet. It should continue to improve. If it is worsening, see your surgeon. If it is not changed compared to prior to your operation, it might be due to something else. Your surgeon can help direct you the right direction. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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What is square shaped burning sensation post hernia surgery on skin post surgery?

Dr. Gregg Nishi
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What is square shaped burning sensation post hernia surgery on skin post surgery?

Hernia pain: Where? What kind of hernia (you can have them all over your body)? Sometime pain like that can come from a stitch that is pinching or pulling on a cutaneous nerve. Sometimes it's just from the healing process. If not better in a few weeks, see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Neel Karne
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Two hernia surgery lst year in apr for repair and dec for mesh removal. I now have numb tingling, burning outer thigh and hurts to touch plus discolor?

Dr. Neel Karne
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Two hernia surgery lst year in apr for repair and dec for mesh removal. I now have numb tingling, burning outer thigh and hurts to touch plus discolor?

Nerve Pain: After the initial hernia repair there is always a risk of nerve injury. When someone has gone through two inguinal surgeries there is a very high likelihood of injury to the ilioinguinal and genitofemoral nerve. This can lead to numbness and tingling of the inner thigh and medial groin area. There is also a risk of abscess or fluid collection which can lead to the discoloration. See UR Surgeon ...Read more

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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Had laparoscopic bilateral hernia surgery 2 weeks ago and have numbness and burning on my right thigh above the knee that is not getting better?

Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Had laparoscopic bilateral hernia surgery 2 weeks ago and have numbness and burning on my right thigh above the knee that is not getting better?

Notify your doctor: Notify your surgeon of this issue. This requires an examination and evaluation. Reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2075594/ ...Read more

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