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What are symptoms of nerve entrapment/injury after inguinal hernia surgery. And if exist how to detect that one is nerve entrapment?

What are symptoms of nerve entrapment/injury after inguinal hernia surgery. And if exist how to detect that one is nerve entrapment?

Clinical : Sharp/burning/lancinating pain traveling from the incision to the pubic area, scrotum, or thigh, tingling sensation in these area, pain with stretching, coughing/sneezing, pain relief w/ local anesthetic injection are usually diagnostic. Imaging study (e.g. Mri, us) is rarely needed. Symptoms may occur soon after surgery, or months to years later. Neurectomy has a 90% cure rate. ...Read more

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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


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I had an inguinal hernia operation in 2010.I feel pain in incision when i ejaculate.A doctor told me this is nerve entrapment.How to deal with it?

I had an inguinal hernia operation in 2010.I feel pain in incision when i ejaculate.A doctor told me this is nerve entrapment.How to deal with it?

See professionals...: The condition your described, if severe, it may lead to erectile dysfunction because of mental distraction. How to handle this? Diagnostic nerve block followed with surgical excision of "neuroma" and regional neurectomy can be very helpful, but you have to locate a competent, trustworthy urological surgeon to help you. On the other hand, if the pain slowly and surely getting better, give time. ...Read more

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I am feeling pain in surgical side of inguinal hernia repair. I want know will nerve entrapment/ irritation and infection show on an MRI scan?

I am feeling pain in surgical side of inguinal hernia repair. I want know will nerve entrapment/ irritation and infection show on an MRI scan?

Clinical exam: You had an open hernia repair and are concerned for nerve entrapment. You want to know if MRI will help in diagnosis. Most surgeons will examnine you and take a history. They may refer you to a pain specialist to block the area and get rid of the pain. It can usually be controlled this way but does have a risk of causing over sensitivity. In this region. Follow with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause testicular entrapment?

Sometimes: An inguinal hernia can be large and extend into the scrotum impinging on the testicle. On occasions it can also draw the testicle into the inguinal canal and cause discomfort and even pain. ...Read more

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Can the pudendal nerve become entrapped or damaged during inguinal hernia repair?

Shouldn't : It is inconceivable this nerve could be damaged during either open or laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, however in medicine you can "never say never". Variations in anatomy and techniques can result in rare issues. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Yes, right inguinal hernia done open in 2010 had burning numbness since operation and now feeling nerve and cord being pulled?

Yes, right inguinal hernia done open in 2010 had burning numbness since operation and now feeling nerve and cord being pulled?

See a doctor: numbness after hernia surgery is kind of normal the burning part not as much. the pulling sensation could be considered normal right after surgery but not after four years my advise go and see a doctor either follow with the surgeon that did your surgery or see your family physician meanwhile take ibuprofen 600 mg three times a day with meals for a week and apply heat pad to the area good luck ...Read more

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Can inguinal hernia repair nerve damage?

Yes: Nerve injuries are rare complications of open & laparoscopic hernia repair. In open surgery, the nerve that innervates the skin of the groin & thigh is prone to injury, leading to numbness or pain. In laparoscopic repair, a tack holding the mesh can irritate branches of the same nerve, or, more rarely, catch a nerve to the leg. Chronic pain responds to injecting the nerve, if necessary. ...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?

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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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

Inguinal hernia is an abdominal wall defect occuring in the inguinal region. They may occur directly through the abdominal wall or through the internal inguinal ring and inguinal canal. They may extend into the scrotum in males or ...Read more


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