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What is square shaped burning sensation post hernia surgery on skin post surgery?

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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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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.

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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Burning sensation in the incision area where right inguinal hernia surgery was done 9 months ago. I checked with the doc. He said nothing wrong. Help?

Burning sensation in the incision area where right inguinal hernia surgery was done 9 months ago. I checked with the doc. He said nothing wrong. Help?

Could be nerves: Burning is usually a neuropathic pain. He is right to say nothing wrong but that doesn't help you with your symptoms. You may need to see a pain specialist to try and inject the incision and see if this helps. ...Read more

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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?

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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Is burning part of the healing process after hernia surgery?

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 (gabapentin) can be used but are usually not necessary. ...Read more

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Why is there burning after hernia surgery?

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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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?

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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I had inguinal hernia surgery 6 months ago and about a week ago started feeling aches and burning like I did prior to open mesh surgery. Normal?

Not typically normal: These may be symptoms of recurrent hernia. Sometimes they can also be associated with scar formation causing entrapment of the ilioinguinal or iliohypogastric nerve. Either way, it would be best to bring this to the attention of the surgeon who repaired your hernia and go to him or her for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

Common complaint: Anchoring staple entrapped nerve. Here is an article:
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/2225774-clinical

Call your surgeon ...Read more

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I had right inguinal hernia surgery in 2010, burning, numbness and feeling of my cord being pulled by mesh, does mesh need to be removed?

I had right inguinal hernia surgery in 2010, burning, numbness and feeling of my cord being pulled by mesh, does mesh need to be removed?

Possibly.: Please revisit the surgeon who performed the surgery, if possible, for further recommendations, especially since your surgery was 4 years ago. If these are new symptoms, it may have moved or post-op adhesions may be bothering you. It is unusual for burning and numbness of the skin to occur 4 years after surgery. There may be a new process going on. ...Read more

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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?

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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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?

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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I had hernia repair in feb 2015 I am still hurting and burning sensation have been back to see surgeon 3 times & no answers help. : (?

Second opinion?: Give it some more time - 12 weeks after surgery as long as its not debilitating. If it is still causing problems, and you're not getting a satisfactory explanation, consider a second opinion form a surgeon interested in hernia disease. You can find one at the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had a ingunal hernia repair 3 weeks ago. The surgon did it open. I still have burning pain hard to get OOB and a lump under incison site is this ok?

I had a ingunal hernia repair 3 weeks ago. The surgon did it open. I still have burning pain hard to get OOB and a lump under incison site is this ok?

Probably: It is not unusual to have pain 3 weeks after open hernia repair. The burning you feel could be the nerve and his too can be normal in the first few weeks. Both should be improving rather than worsening. If either of these are worsening or not improving over the next few weeks see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had an incisional hernia repair july 2011 on the left side over a year ago I feel a terrible burning sensation on my left side of the belly button?

I had an incisional hernia repair july 2011 on the left side over a year ago I feel a terrible burning sensation on my left side of the belly button?

C Ur Surgeon First: Burning pain is typical of nerve irritation which is not uncommon following hernia repair. While this usually resolves within 6 months, it's persistence warrants intervention. I recommend that you see your surgeon just to be certain that no recurrence exists. If not, it would be appropriate to see a chronic pain specialist. They can identify the responsible nerve and deaden it. ...Read more

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Bilateral hernia repair with mesh 2 weeks ago. Feeling burning sensation and pain in lower abdomen, and horrible sweat attacks?

Bilateral hernia repair with mesh 2 weeks ago. Feeling burning sensation and pain in lower abdomen, and horrible sweat attacks?

Kind of normal: It is kind of normal to have these feeling after a hernia repair.
Did you have the surgery as open procedure, or laparoscopic.?
Make sure that you follow your surgeon instructions.
Apply heat pad and take more ibuprofen than narcotic, and make sure that your bowels are soft and you are going every day.
If pain persisted or start associated with fever, and redness, make sure that you see surgeon. ...Read more

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I had Inguinal hernia repair 2years ago and now am feeling a burning sensation in this area right inside. Pls Doc, what could be wrong? Thank you

I had Inguinal hernia repair 2years ago and now am feeling a burning sensation in this area right inside. Pls Doc, what could be wrong? Thank you

Well: Need more history. Do you do lifting or straining? You need to be examined and see if you need the original surgery repaired. See doctor and give a good history of what is going on and your surgical history ...Read more

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I had an hernia repair with mesh 4years ago I have been getting a burning pain in my groin and genitals plus a very bloated stomach any ideas thanks.

Failed hernia repair: I am going to presume that you had an inguinal hernia repair. It seems that maybe that mesh has loosened and some bowel is coming through. This is why you have the referred pain to your groin. If your skin over the area is normal colored, you should call your PCP ASAP for an appointment. If the skin is darker than usual or purplish, you should go to the ER. ...Read more

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Burning after bilateral inguinal hernia repair surgery.

Burning after bilateral inguinal hernia repair surgery.

Post op pain: And burning are not uncommon; however, it is a good idea to call your surgeon and get rechecked. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had umbilical hernia repair surgery nine days, is complaining of pain and burning around incision site. No fever, no nausea etc.

My boyfriend had umbilical hernia repair surgery nine days, is complaining of pain and burning around incision site. No fever, no nausea etc.

See a doctor: If the incision site is painful it should be looked at by a doctor. He should be scheduled for a follow-up appointment with the surgeon who did his hernia repair already, because they always want to check after surgery to make sure everything is OK. You should call the surgeon do get this looked at or get in to see urgent care or his primary doc to make sure there is no infection happening. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still be feeling pain above n below the incision 1 year after open inguinal hernia syrgery. Burning pain right above the incision?

Neuropathic pain: "normal" or physiologic pain is associated with an inflammatory response that is part of the healing process.
Pathophysiologic pain is pain that continues even after healing has occurred and painful stimulation has ceased. When pain is due to a functional abnormality of the nervous system, the term neuropathic pain is used.
See pain management to diagnose and treat the condition. ...Read more

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What can I take for testicular pain after hernia surgery?

What can I take for testicular pain after hernia surgery?

Pain medication: You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, or if the pain is really bad, narcotics like vicodin or codeine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hernia surgery?

Repairs weakness: There are several types of hernia surgery, the most common is inguinal and is best handled as an outpatient with local anesthesia. Here small intestine slides out of the groin or inguinal canal and this opening is closed preventing bowel from sliding out.
A ventral hernia is a weakness in the belly wall and usually requires some type of mesh to give the belly wall strength. ...Read more

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After hernia surgery, is hardness normal?

After hernia surgery, is hardness normal?

Seroma: That hard lump could just be a benign fluid collection. Just to be on the safe side see your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more


Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more