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8 days after open inguinal hernia surgery the area beneath incision is hard and painful when touched or when I turn on my side at night. Normal?

8 days after open inguinal hernia surgery the area beneath incision is hard and painful when touched or when I turn on my side at night. Normal?

Yes: The surgical area may be firm to touch and tender for some weeks, and slight bruise discoloration may be seen. Increasing local skin redness around the surgical site warrants an urgent visit with your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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 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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Bodybuilding after open inguinal hernia surgery?

Bodybuilding after open inguinal hernia surgery?

Alright: Should be fine to return to all normal activities and exercises once you are fully healed and released to such activities by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Bodybuilding after open inguinal hernia surgery without mesh?

Bodybuilding after open inguinal hernia surgery without mesh?

Follow your surgeon: The reason surgeons recommend waiting 6 weeks is to allow the repair to heal and gain its strength. If you over stress the repair too soon, you could rip it apart. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain after open inguinal hernia surgery?

Pain after open inguinal hernia surgery?

Post-op pain common: Talk to your surgeon! Tell him/her what's going on. You're the best judge of how much pain you can tolerate but let your surgeon know. S/he should have warned you about post-op pain as well as potential complications. Check back in w/your surgeon to be sure your pain isn't due to bleeding, infection or repair gone bad. ...Read more

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How long until it is safe to be traveling after open inguinal hernia surgery?

Fairly quickly: At one time hermia patients were kept in bed for one week to let the hernia heal. Now inguinal hernias are done outpatient and patient can travel in a day or two as long as pressure is not exerted on the wound. ...Read more

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After open inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago on the left side, my left testicle doesn't raise up anymore. It was normal before, worried.

After open inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago on the left side, my left testicle doesn't raise up anymore. It was normal before, worried.

Cremaster Muscle: The vas and blood vessels to the testicle are covered by a muscle layer that has to be divided when performing an open inguinal hernia repair, called the cremaster muscle. Depending how extensive the dissection, your testicle may not raise up any more. While I can understand your concern, this should have no major effect on your testicle function. Please discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Which is better risk, risk of recurrence in meshless open inguinal hernia surgery or risk of side effects from mesh.?

Which is better risk, risk of recurrence in meshless open inguinal hernia surgery or risk of side effects from mesh.?

Mesh is better: Most of us surgeons agree and the literature is pretty clear, that hernia recurrence rates without mesh are much higher while the risks of using mesh are quite low. ...Read more

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I had open inguinal hernia surgery with no mesh, it's been 5 weeks, is it ok to start working out lightly? I have been taken off restrictions by my dr

I had open inguinal hernia surgery with no mesh, it's been 5 weeks, is it ok to start working out lightly? I have been taken off restrictions by my dr

Progress slowly: It's a little unusual in the US to undergo open inguinal surgery these days without mesh and the chances of a recurrent hernia are higher without mesh. Start exercising lightly and slowly progress over a couple of weeks. By 8 weeks your tissues will likely be 70-75% healed but the important thing to remember is to not suddenly increase your activities. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Open inguinal hernia surgery 7 days ago. Heard a pop in night. Right testicle swelled up a lot. Did I tear it?

Open inguinal hernia surgery 7 days ago. Heard a pop in night. Right testicle swelled up a lot. Did I tear it?

Here are some...: It is unlikely to tear the repair within 7 days because postoperative pain would naturally self restrict possible undue strenuous physical activity. To figure out what might happen, one needs more info on the specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + physical exam + imaging test (though rarely needed). How? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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I had open inguinal hernia surgery a few days ago, I noticed a lot of swelling at and around the incision, is this normal, what causes this, how long should it last and what could I do to reduce it.

I had open inguinal hernia surgery a few days ago, I noticed a lot of swelling at and around the incision, is this normal, what causes this, how long should it last and what could I do to reduce it.

Probably normal: If the repair was done with an open technique, there is usually swelling and a firmness felt under the length of the incision. Ice and antiinflammatory medication can help. If it is really large, call your surgeon to check it out - could be bleeding under the skin we call a hematoma. Hope you recover quickly! ...Read more

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Open inguinal hernia surgery 7 days ago. Heard pop in middle of night at sight. Way less pain and bulge in testicle. Is it back?

Open inguinal hernia surgery 7 days ago. Heard pop in middle of night at sight. Way less pain and bulge in testicle. Is it back?

Contact Surgeon: You have an early recurrence. Too much tension on repair, What type of repair did you have??
If you want a virtual consult contact me @ healthtap. Com/dr-hermanhammerstead ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) in 2010.I want to know if nerves are trapped during hernia surgery how this problem can be resolved?

I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) in 2010.I want to know if nerves are trapped during hernia surgery how this problem can be resolved?

Ilioinguinal nerve: It is possible that a nerve in the area (ilioinguinal) is giving you trouble. Other nerves may be involved. Other options include hernia recurrence (sometimes can't feel on outside) or routine strain injuries to name a few. A surgeon can inject anesthetic at a certain area where the ilioinguinal nerve runs (near ASIS) to see if it is an issue. If it is, part of nerve may be removed to help. ...Read more

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I had open mesh inguinal hernia surgery 4 weeks ago. When erect, penis is anchored by cord from repair to base of penis and around, very restrictive, ?

Peyronie's disease?: Inguinal hernia repair does not involve the erectile elements of the penis. I have heard of people developing erectile problems after inguinal her is repair, but two events that happen close in time ate not necessarily related by cause and effect. I would consider seeing a urologist if it is persistent or progressive. Of course, talk to your surgeon first. ...Read more

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I had an open repair inguinal hernia surgery 3 years back. I feel pain when I ejaculate. Can this problem be solved by medicines or need a re-operation?

I had an open repair inguinal hernia surgery 3 years back. I feel pain when I ejaculate. Can this problem be solved by medicines or need a re-operation?

See a Urologist: It is very unlikely that the hernia operation has anything to do with your feelings after ejaculation. A urologist may be able to treat this with medication and can also check to see if you have another hernia, but a recurrent hernia is unlikely in a young person just a few years later. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) in 2010.I feel pain in surgical side when I ejaculate. My MRI report is normal what should I do now?

Mesh?: Could be the vas deferens or spermatoc cord is scarred into the mesh which can cause the pain you are feeling? I would recommend to sera urologist first. ...Read more

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I had left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair without mesh) in 2010. I feel pain at surgical side only when I ejaculate. What could be the reason?

I had left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair without mesh) in 2010. I feel pain at surgical side only when I ejaculate. What could be the reason?

Spermatic cord: The spermatic cord may be compressed. This structure carries sperm from the testicle to the prostate, and travels through the area of the hernia repair. Treatment may require surgical revision, but it may be a simple as a steroid injection. Get an appointment with the surgeon who did it or another general surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair with mesh) in 2010.I feel pain in surgical side when I ejaculate. My MRI report is normal. What to do?

I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair with mesh) in 2010.I feel pain in surgical side when I ejaculate. My MRI report is normal. What to do?

See a urologist: A urologist can possibly help to get to a diagnosis. I've never seen a patient with this specific complaint after hernia surgery, so I could only theorize that the tube carrying the sperm from your testicle to the penis is trapped or injured in some way during the surgery. ...Read more

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I want to know during an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair with mesh) what does a doctor do to hernia sac and spermatic cord?

Hernia sac: Is either ligated high and excised, or left open or imbricated if it is small. Spermatic cord is always preserved. ...Read more

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I had a left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) without mesh in 2010. From a year when I ejaculate I feel pain & weakness at surgical side. Reason?

I had a left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) without mesh in 2010. From a year when I ejaculate I feel pain & weakness at surgical side. Reason?

Post Hernia Pain,: There are many causes of chronic pain in the area of prior inguinal hernia repair. The risk has been reported about 6% regardless of the method of repair ; whether or not mesh is used. Irritation of nerves in this area, inflammation of scar tissue ; adjacent structures, ; even recurrence of the hernia are all possible causes. Complete exam/eval by an experienced hernia surgeon is needed in cases. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010 (open repair).I feel pain at surgical side when I ejaculate. Is there any way to see if there is scar tissue?

I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010 (open repair).I feel pain at surgical side when I ejaculate. Is there any way to see if there is scar tissue?

PAIN after HERNIA: Surgery persists ~6-8% of patients most often related to scar tissue irritating nerves. It's common in younger pts ; in those with significant pain before surgery. Certain activities including ejaculation can cause/increase the discomfort. Treatment is usually conservative with pain management ; physical therapy. Surgery is limited to those with severe pain. Start with an exam by your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) in 2010.I feel pain at surgical when I ejaculate. How can find out if scar tissue tissue is the problem?

Surgery: This sounds as if scar has formed around the repair. The vas, blood vessels and nerves can be trapped in the scar tissue and cause pain. The only way to know for sure is to go in and take a look. This can fix it but it can also make it worse. Some times injections can help, but removing the scar is the way to go then hope that the scar doesn't recur. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Had an inguinal hernia surgery open repair with mesh in 2010, feel pain at surgical side after masturbating but don't feel pain after wet dream reason?

Had an inguinal hernia surgery open repair with mesh in 2010, feel pain at surgical side after masturbating but don't feel pain after wet dream reason?

Pain: Pain can be related to a mechanical fixable problem (hernia) and/or it can be related to conditions not mechanical. The difference in your pain, when you are sleeping versus awake indicates you may benefit from non-surgical, non-narcotic pain management. Be well. Okay to check in with your health care team. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) before three years. I want to know is it possible for scar tissue not to be shown in the MRI scan?

I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) before three years. I want to know is it possible for scar tissue not to be shown in the MRI scan?

Yes: Children usually heal well, and scar tissue can reduce over time. A childhood hernia repair is not a big procedure or incision, so the scar tissue may not be visible after a period of time. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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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


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