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Dr. Bruce Ramshaw
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Femoral Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall allowing contents within the abdomen to protrude. The most common hernias are inguinal (lower abdomen around the pubic bone) or umbilical (around the bellybutton). A femoral hernia is less common and occurs where the blood vessels enter the leg. When there is an external lump, it shows up in the upper front part of the leg. ...Read more


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Can I have sex if I have groin hernia in my nut sack?

Can I have sex if I have groin hernia in my nut sack?

As tolerated : All activity, in general, with a hernia or after hernia repair should be done as tolerated by pain and discomfort. Large hernias may limit activities due to their shear size on occasion. Sounds like an evaluation by an experienced hernia surgeon could provide more information for your specific case. Check the americas hernia society website to find one. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can I have sex after a groin hernia repair surgery?

Can I have sex after a groin hernia repair surgery?

Yes: But not right immediately after surgery. Please follow up with your surgeon and let him /her tell you when to resume normal activity. Early heavy activity may displace mesh or disrupt the repair. ...Read more

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Can you have sex if you have inguinal hernia?

Can you have sex if you have inguinal hernia?

Hernia: Yes but any strenuous activity can make your hernia larger or bulge out. Ultimately, you will likely need to have your hernia fixed. ...Read more

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Can I drink and have sex with an inguinal hernia?

Can I drink and have sex with an inguinal hernia?

Yes: By drinking i will answer as if this were a reference to alcohol, and that should not affect the hernia. Sexual activity shoul also not be affected, but if it does happen to cause pain or discomfort, ease up. See a general surgeon for an exam and more info regarding your case. ...Read more

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My partner had inguinal hernia 2yrs ago, we had a good sexlife til 1yr ago-he hides himself&wont have sex much or go hard-cld the hernia cause impotenc?

Not likely: If he was okay for year after hernia surgery, then that is not likely to be the cause of diminished sexual activity. How old is your partner? Does he have any other health issues? It would help to consult a doctor for an evaluation as there are many causes of erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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What period of time for intercourse after an inguinal hernia surgery?

No restriction: Anytime that you are comfortable. It will not cause harm to the repair. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to wait for sexual intercourse after inguinal hernia surgery?

Few days: Wait until you feel comfortable, do not excessively strain in the first week. Ask your surgeon their preference. ...Read more

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How long before i can safely resume sexual intercourse after open mesh inguinal hernia surgery?

How long before i can safely resume sexual intercourse after open mesh inguinal hernia surgery?

Post op hernia: Healing after open hernia surgery usually takes several weeks until the inflammation is resolved, and the area feels "ok." the muscles reach their full strength in months; however, most people can resume normal daily activities, including sexual activity, when they no longer have pain during the activity. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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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


Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more