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I was wondering what are some tips to a safe and speedy recovery after the inguinal hernia 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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic ...Read more


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M28, had rt. Inguinal hernia open surgery with mesh 50 days back. Could I resume jogging now 15 min a day.

M28, had rt. Inguinal hernia open surgery with mesh 50 days back. Could I resume jogging now 15 min a day.

Should be ok: I tell all of my patients to resume their normal activity as tolerated by pain. I see no problem with returning to jogging after nearly 2 months postoperatively. You may want to check with your surgeon for your specific case to be sure. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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What is the typical recovery time for surgery to repair an inguinal hernia? We have a 20 pound toddler!

What is the typical recovery time for surgery to repair an inguinal hernia? We have a 20 pound toddler!

24 hrs: In a toddler recovery will be rapid by next day, most of the time will have melting suture at the skin wound, no stitches to be taken off. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010 (open repair)if I have scar tissue around spermatic cord. Will I feel pain all the time or just when ejaculate?

I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010 (open repair)if I have scar tissue around spermatic cord. Will I feel pain all the time or just when ejaculate?

You may: Pain after any hernia operation is common though it usually resolves in a few months. Scarring of the cord or cremaster muscles is probably causing this. Repeating surgery usually doesn't solve this. Steroid injection treatments may help. Applying heat or a hot bath may help. With time, this usually becomes less of an issue. If you feel a mass or bulge that comes and goes, see the surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from inguinal hernia surgery? I’m having surgery to repair an inguinal hernia. What is the recovery like? How long before I can lift and carry things again?

There: There are several different ways to repair an inguinal hernia. A traditional repair involves an incision over the area of the hernia and the placement of a plastic mesh material to plug or cover the defect. Alternatively, your surgeon may perform a laparoscopic hernia repair which involves making a few incisions near your navel and placing mesh in front of the hernia. Generally, the recovery from a laparoscopic hernia repair is shorter and involves less pain. One can usually return to regular activities within a few days to a week. Traditional hernia repairs usually require a longer recovery (3-5 weeks) but can be performed under local anesthetic meaning the patient does not have to have a full general anesthetic. This is beneficial for some patients who may not tolerate general anesthesia. You should speak with your surgeon about all your options as every patient has unique conditions which may influence how the surgeon may recommend proceeding. ...Read more

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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)?

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

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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.?

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.?

Nerve pain??: 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

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Is itok to return to office work 3 days after open inguinal hernia repair surgery?

Is itok to return to office work 3 days after open inguinal hernia repair surgery?

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

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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?

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?

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

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I had a left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) with mesh. I wanna know if spermatic cord is scarred into the mesh will it appear in MRI scan?

I had a left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) with mesh. I wanna know if spermatic cord is scarred into the mesh will it appear in MRI scan?

No it won't: You are concerned about patency of your vas deferens. Lumen of vas is normally closed all the time except for passage of sperm. This lumen can not be seen on mri. Best first step to find out if one or both vas is/are patent is by semenalysis. I personally share your concern about wisdom of hernia inguinal repairs with mesh in young men. Of course there will be cases where it is the best technique. ...Read more

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I had a left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) three years back. Sometimes I feel pain at surgical side and in scrotum. What could be the reason?

Hernia Pain: Sometimes hernias can come back. It's possible that you may have a recurrence of your hernia. It can also be other things, but the best thing to do would be to make an appointment to be evaluated by a surgeon. ...Read more

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I am 26 male and had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) with mesh in 2010. Is there any possibility for scar tissue not to be shown in MRI scan?

I am 26 male and had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) with mesh in 2010. Is there any possibility for scar tissue not to be shown in MRI scan?

Yes: Mri typically would not show scar tissue, unless it is extensive. In this area, scar tissue and normal soft tissue would appear similar in an MRI scan. Consult your original surgeon for details if you are having problems with your operation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the risks of having inguinal hernia repair surgery?

Can you tell me the risks of having inguinal hernia repair surgery?

Relatively safe: Surgery, one of the most commonly performed, low risk ambulatory surgical procedure. Possible to have recurrence, rare instances possible to have persistent pains, testicular atrophy, speak to your surgeon for benefits and risks of the procedure. ...Read more

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Does small inguinal hernia without discomfort require surgical repair? Will it get worse without surgery?

Does small inguinal hernia without discomfort require surgical repair? Will it get worse without surgery?

Yes most of the time: As it is invariably a potential hard to get incarceration It is a simple low risk out patient procedure, other wise need close observation. ...Read more

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