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Inguinal hernia surgery problems ten years post surgery?

Inguinal hernia surgery problems ten years post surgery?

Need explanation: What type of problems you have, need information like pain , recurrence , infected graft etc, see a surgeon for clinical examination and required treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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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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Could you tell me what are possible complications of an inguinal hernia surgery?

Infection, : Hemorrhage, death, recurrence, chronic pain, injury to testicle, nerve, and all adjacent organs. But it rarely happens. ...Read more

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Can a varicocele be a complication from the right-sided inguinal hernia repair surgery I had?

Can a varicocele be a complication from the right-sided inguinal hernia repair surgery I had?

Yes: A varicocele is an abnormal enlargement of the veins draining the testicle. Open inguinal hernia surgery is performed in close proximity to these veins which can be tied off if bleeding is encountered or just scarred down from the surgery. This at times may be an inevitable complication due to the anatomy of inguinal hernia. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a way to heal my inguinal hernia without surgery?

Please let me know if there is a way to heal my inguinal hernia without surgery?

No alternative: Surgery is the only way. Early is best b/c then can be done laparoscopic, if you wait too long, you may no longer be a candidate. ...Read more

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I have been told by my gp that I have an inguinal hernia. How much is surgery?

I have been told by my gp that I have an inguinal hernia. How much is surgery?

Depends: It depends on your insurance, copay and a number of other factors. If you do not have insurance and are going to pay the whole fee it can be quite expensive. The price you get quoted will be quite different depending on surgeon, hospital etc... ...Read more

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My inguinal hernia has reopened only 6 months after surgery I had Kaiser but now PPO. What R my Options?

My inguinal hernia has reopened only 6 months after surgery I had Kaiser but now PPO. What R my Options?

Call: your new insurance company to get a list of General Surgery providers to examine you, if your new insurance does not cover Kaiser. Otherwise go back to Kaiser if your new insurance still works there. ...Read more

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What can i do to relieve inguinal hernia pain before my surgery next week? will ice or paracetamol help?

What can i do to relieve inguinal hernia pain before my surgery next week? will ice or paracetamol help?

Yes: Ice or acetaminophen (paracetamol to those of you across the Atlantic) will help. Avoid heavy lifting (more than 10 or 15 lbs), and if the hernia gets stuck out (we call this "incarcerated"), go to an ER as it may need to be emergently reduced. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have an indirect left inguinal hernia 11mm protrusion of extraperitoneal fat i am wearing a truss can i travel before my surgery in 2 weeks.

I have an indirect left inguinal hernia 11mm protrusion of extraperitoneal fat i am wearing a truss can i travel before my surgery in 2 weeks.

Have a nice trip : No problem at all to travel with this, provided you are not having significant pain at that location. This has probably been there for quite some time, and is currently at very low risk to get worse. You should primarily base your decision on your symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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


Dr. David Earle
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Groin Hernia (Definition)

Groin hernia is a condition where abdominal organs (usually some intestine) bulge through a ...Read more