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Groin Swelling After Hernia Surgery
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
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
Why would the testicle be hard and swollen a month after inguinal hernia surgery? Swelling has remained the same about 2 weeks. Little change!
My husband had inguinal hernia surgery 3 days ago. Scrotal swelling is huge & has increased each day. Is daily increase normal? Used Ice & elevated.
Here are some...: Go to be checked by the surgeon is the most reasonable thing to do although most of times nothing could be or need to be done since such occurrence after inguinal hernia repair is usually self-limiting, but taking much longer time to resolve. Clinically, it may result from bleeding at the surgical site. Again, go to be checked. Best wish to health... ...Read more
Inguinal hernia surgery 5.5 weeks ago, some swelling at incision very small amount of blood today, should I be alarmed? No pain, no fever
Left inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago. Testicle still really swollen and cord swollen. Lipoma removed from cord. Is swelling of testicle normal???
Not uncommon: After an inguinal hernia repair, swelling is very common. Without an exam, it is hard to say if your swelling is totally normal. Please seek advice from your surgeon to know if your swelling is normal or not. ...Read more
5 days after inguinal hernia surgery. Right testicle very sore to touch. Pain and swelling near where mesh is fixated. Stinging pain in area of wound?
at the internal inguinal ring, Call your surgeon.
bedrest, elevate your legs and apply ice to scrotum ...Read more
Husband had inguinal hernia surgery little over 3 mths ago. Testicle not scrotum on side of surgery still very swollen. I am aware testicles are not the same size but this is much larger than prior to surgery. Should swelling be gone? What could this be?
Hydrocoele?: Need to return to your husband's surgeon. It could be a hydrocoele ...Read more
I have a question about my mom she had a hysterectomy with prolapse and rectal repair.. about 3 weeks after surgery she was sleeping in bed and went to roll over and felt a severe pain in old hernia repair (groin) that site started swelling and also her t
See a doctor: she needs to see her doctor for proper examination ...Read more
Is it normal 2 days after inguinal hernia surgery that went deep into my scrotum to swell up so much that it looks like I still have the hernia?
Yes some times: it happens , the blood gavottes in to scrotum causing huge swelling , it will disappear in wk to months time , speak to your surgeon ...Read more
I have a high C-reactive protein level (25) after a laprascopic hernia surgery I still have swelling could this be the cause for the high level?
Likely: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Tissue damage and inflammation from any cause can raise CRP. You may wish to repeat it after you have healed properly , preferably after about 6 weeks. ...Read more
Is it possible that on and off swelling of my abdomen be due to weightlifting to soon after hernia surgery?
Yes: I'm sure your surgeon doesn't want you to lift weights soon after repair. ...Read more
My testicles have become slightly smaller after my hernia surgery, what could be the reason, never had swelling after surgery, no pain either no mesh?
Likely had hydrocele: Small hydroceles surrounding testes could have made you feel testes were larger than they were before. Ur now feeling true size of testes. Unlikely 2B testicular atrophy as they have only become slightly smaller ; presumably are both similar is size. So u can stop worrying. ...Read more
I had a umbilical hernia surgery 3 1/2 weeks ago. And my stomach is bigger than before my surgery. Is it normal to have swelling?
Do I have to live with constant moderate to severe pain? And what is wrond with me? 32 year old male previous hernia surgery left side five years ago healed fine. Moderate to severe pain in left hip radiating down leg and into right side. Swelling and pai
What would make my left foot and ankle swell after hernia surgery? Had it done on 12-18-15 and I noticed that my foot started swelling on 12-21-15
Not due to surgery:
Swelling of foot and ankle is not a complication of Hernia Surgery.I suggest you have your Doctor check it.
It may be due to edema caused by the Iv Fluids if given during the surgery.If it is painful then it may be some kind of trauma.But the surgery will not cause the swelling ...Read more
Ihad umbilical hernia surgery last year. A few months ago swelling has appeared above navel. Doc said it was lack of muscle tone. Still concefned?
Need Hernia Check: It sounds like your doctor is describing diastasis rectii, a common condition where the normally-fused rectus ("6-pack") muscles separate; this may look like a hernia but is cosmetic only. Alternatively, you may have developed a recurrent hernia. I suggest you return to see your hernia surgeon or seek out a second opinion--this is easily resolved by a careful hernia exam. Good luck! ...Read more
Probably : Healing ridge, but check with your surgeon just to make sure that it is not hematoma or deep infection. ...Read more
Had hernia surgery in groin as child. Need a MRI will there be any metal clips along with the mesh or anything to cause trouble?
Soon: If your job is not strenuous, you should be back within a week or two. You should discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more
When is surgery required for an umbilical hernia? My 15 month old still has one. He had hernia surgery@2months for hernias in his groin area.
Maybe never!: 95% or more of umbilical hernias resolve by 4 years old. If it hasn't resolved by then, your child's doctor can refer you to a surgeon. Tape, belly bands, and quarters ('family remedies') actually tend to prevent umbilical hernias from resolving. Unless intestine gets strangulated in the hernia, best to leave it alone for now. ...Read more
I received hernia surgery in groin ysterday to repair hernia and they took a biopsy of my lymph nodes bc they looked"odd" im 23yrs old female. In pain?
Post surgery care: The lymph node will be further evaluated by a pathologist and a report with final diagnosis will be available to you and your surgery team in a few days. The pain is from your surgery site and expected. Okay to take your prescribed medications, ice the area and call in to your surgery team, make your post surgery appointment. Be well. ...Read more
I had a hernia surgery in december 2012. It took almost 5 months to be pain free and now i'm feeling some discomfort in my lower left abdominal (groin) region. Whatshould i do?
Maybe normal for you: If you are referring to a groin hernia repair, some patients have a longer recovery time in terms of pain than others. Many patients however, regardless of recovery time have intermittent discomfort in the area that is not dangerous. If you really think something is wrong, call your surgeon to set up an appointment to check it out. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Discomfort in the opposite side of my groin following Ig-hernia surgery 6 months ago. Could it be a second hernia. ?
not uncommon to have both and show up at different times.
See your surgeon for an exam ...Read more
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
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
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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