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Groin Hernia Operation Recovery Time
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
My husband had a unilateral groin hernia when he was 5 and had surgery. What are the chances this hurt his fertility?
Chances of fertility: Are very good , even if he with one testicle , how ever if surgery was done for rare bilateral undecented testicles then chances will be reduced then depends on sperm count ; motility .. Unilateral or bilateral inguinal hernia repair fertility will not be affected , don't worry , you will be a mom. ...Read more
Method you like: It is patient choice more often open tension free hernia repair is done under local anesthesia ( with sedation ) using synthetic graft which has very low incidence of recurrence , few surgeons prefer laparoscopic repair where general anesthesia is required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Short answer yes: There has been a lot of research comparing the different ways to fix hernias. There is really very little difference. The most important factor is what method your surgeon is most comfortable using. There have been reports of complications with all mesh hernia repairs but are not common. The thing is, repair without mesh is not close to as reliable as with mesh. Talk to your surgeon more. ...Read more
Had groin hernia surgery 5 days ago. The side that was operated on still looks like it has a bump. Does that mean the hernia is still there?
Postoperative Check: 33 year old gentleman s/p hernia surgery now with a "bump" in the area of surgery. Please contact your surgeon immediately. What you are noticing may be a seroma, fluid collection, or even a wound infection. It is impossible to tell without an exam. If your surgeon is on Healthtap you can show him your wound on the system without having to visit the office until it is deemed necessary. ...Read more
Husband has groin hernia he keeps 'popping' back in. I say he needs surgery, he says its no big deal. His job requires lifting. Prof opinion?
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. ?
Had groin hernia surgery with mesh in (07, 08) mesh had to be removed it failed(2010). Groin pain again & in leg. Feel a lump in groin. Is it a hernia?
Having groin hernia surgery with local anesthesia in 3 days and have a stuffy nose. Likelihood of still having the procedure?
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
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