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Inguinal Hernia Laparoscopic Vs Open Surgery
I was wondering what are some tips to a safe and speedy recovery after the inguinal hernia open surgery?
Follow your surgeons: Instructions, it is a very low risk out patient procedure, in uncomplicated case you need very brief time to recover completely ...Read more
M28, had rt. Inguinal hernia open surgery with mesh 50 days back. Could I resume jogging now 15 min a day.
I had an inguinal hernia open surgery 6 months ago. I want to know which exercises I can do that will help me gain weight and also stay in shape.
Nothing specific: There are no specific exercises that need to be done, or limitations of types of exercises six months after inguinal hernia repair. If you think there is a problem, contact your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had a inguinal hernia open surgery 4 weeks ago everything ok but yesterday I pick up my daughter and I felt a pain around the operation and my leg?
S/p hernia repair: I doubt your hernia has recurred so quickly after the repair. However, you should have waited another 2 more weeks before lifting anything over 10 lbs. It is possible you could have broken some sutures in the lifting process. Pay your surgeon a visit and have him examine you. ...Read more
Had inguinal hernia repair surgery 5 weeks ago laparoscopically. I feel a slight bulge where the hernia used to be when I lean back/cough. Recurrence?
Wait and see: To early to assume recurrence. Wait untl surrounding tissues are completely healed, 4-6 weeks and then if the bulge is still there examination should determine if it is truly a recurrence or just a palpable abdominal wall weakness. ...Read more
Laparoscopic double inguinal hernia surgery 4 1/2 months ago still real sore right testicle. Recently start feel discomfort groin& pubic area can do?
Give it more time:
Sometimes the blood supply to the testicle is slightly compromised due to swelling, etc.
Good scrotal support, non steroidal medication is what is needed. And more time. ...Read more
Wait one month
If pain is gone then Golf ...Read more
Got r side laparascopic inguinal hernia surgery 3 days ago and I took my last oxycodone-acetaminophen pill yesterday but now my scrotum itches. Ideas?
3 yrs after right side inguinal hernia open cut surgery. I still have pain likely due to pinched nerve or something. Can it turn into something worse?
Time may tell...: Occasional nerve entrapment after inguinal hernia repair does occur, but its natural evolving healing reaches its max at around 2 yrs. Beyond that, further bettering is unlikely, but remains the same or even worse. So, selectively, open surgery to interrupt affected nerves (better under microscope) may help or stop the pain. How to do so? To https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. More? Contact ...Read more
Have small unilateral inguinal hernia. Which is better method of surgery, open method or laparoscopic? Which has faster recovery?
Hernia surgery: There is no one best method. Most surgeons nowadays will opt for laparoscopic repair because of less downtime and lower risk to the patient. However, only your doc will now what option has the best risk benefit profile in your particular case. Discuss with her/him to determine your best option :). ...Read more
Do all inguinal hernia requires surgery? 'coz I'm afraid of the risks that I had read. Mine bulges sometimes only. If yes, laparoscopic or open?
Eventually: The only urgent need for repair is if there is an imminent risk of incarceration; however, at your age, it is highly likely you'll eventually need surgery. The optimal approach varies based on patient factors and surgeon preference. I favor the laparoscopic approach due to less pain/faster recovery, especially for double- or recurrent hernias. Like all operations, experience matters! ...Read more
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
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
M28, could sneezing and coughing 50 days after surgery cause to recur hernia (note it was large inguinal hernia, repaired with mesh in open style)?
Yes, it's possible: Anything that will raise the pressure in the abdomen can exert the same pressure on a hernia and cause it to recur, despite having just had a repair. While 50 days is right within the threshold of regaining maximal tissue strength, hernia repairs can fail at anytime. Even months or years later. Have your surgeon re-evaluate. ...Read more
Had surgery for a right inguinal hernia. Had an open repair with mesh. 3 months out and have been having infrequent pain as well as small swelling.?
Will need to see a surgeon or doctor licensed in your area for examination here and specific diagnosis and advice.
Here is some general information re post hernia repair pain and causes and treatments to discuss:
https://www. Verywell. Com/chronic-post-hernia-repair-pain-2564628 ...Read more
I'm a 58 year old. Had open inguinal hernia mesh repair surgery. Job requires lifting 75-150 lbs. How long is recovery before going back to this job?
If you want after 4w: Healing will be near complete after collagen tissue I is formed I that will take place 3 Wks, most of the people will go back to work in 4 to 6 wks. Obvious other factors, your motivation, general health, non healing etc will limit early return to work. When you go back obvious you will not going to lift 150 lbs on first day, has to be progressive. ...Read more
Office job hernia:
Yes. I would let you return to work 3 days following hernia repair. I generally tell patients not to drive until they are pain free and feel that they can stomp their feet on the floor, so that they would be able to safely apply brakes in an emergency if needed.
You may need to have someone drive you to work for the first few days you go back to work. ...Read more
Which is better risk, risk of recurrence in meshless open inguinal hernia surgery or risk of side effects from mesh.?
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
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
I had open inguinal hernia surgery 6 weeks ago. Is it normal to still have some pain for most activities (walking, lifting)? If yes, how much longer?
Post operative pain: The tissue may take upto 6 months to remodel itself. Pain will decrease over time. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
After having open inguinal hernia surgery my left testicle does raise up. I'm worried it might be the spermatic cord?
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?
You have an early recurrence. Too much tension on repair, What type of repair did you have??
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