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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

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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Could you tell me what are possible complications of an inguinal hernia surgery?

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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What is inguinal hernia (reducible type? Right side does it needs surgery?

What is inguinal hernia (reducible type? Right side does it needs surgery?

Yes surgery: Protrusion of intestine or momentum (membrane covering intrtine) through a widented opening in abdominal wall is hernia. By pressing it and pushing it intestine can go back in abdomen is reducibele, that is there are no adhesions. It needs surgery or can cause painfulful swelling. Sometimes intesteine can get squeexed and blood supply cut to make emergency. It can become gangrenous causing acut ...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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Is there a safe way treat my groin pain before having surgery for my inguinal hernia?

Is there a safe way treat my groin pain before having surgery for my inguinal hernia?

If you have acute: Pain, you should lie down on your back with your leg crossed. If this doesn't help, you probably need emergency surgery. So, in general, it is better to have the surgery as soon as you start having pain. Consult with surgeon for specific recommendation. ...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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I have an inguinal hernia & have severe groin pain & surgery in Jan. Should I go on a long-haul flight to a 3rd world country now or postpone?

Talk to the doctor: It depends on your recovery. If you still has problem with groin pain, you should go back to see your doctor before the trip. ...Read more

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If you have a inguinal hernia (11mm) and you perform surgery will it keep coming back for the rest of your life? Or will I be able to live normal life

If you have a inguinal hernia (11mm) and you perform surgery will it keep coming back for the rest of your life? Or will I be able to live normal life

Normal Life: After any hernia repair, it is always possible for another hernia to recur. There are many ways to fix a hernia, but none of them are 100%. You can always get back to a "normal" life after a hernia repair. You might need to be somewhat cautious about certain activities such as heavy lifting or other strenuous activities. See your surgeon to discuss this further. ...Read more

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Pain after open inguinal hernia surgery?

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

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What is the definition or description of: inguinal hernia surgery?

Surgery: Inguinal or groin hernias are very common. They can be repaired with an incision over the groin, or with laparoscopic syrgery. The surgery is performed with some form of anesthesia. Mesh is a soft woven material often used in hernia surgery to help prevent the hernia from returning in the future. Usually it is an outpatient procedure with a 4-6 recovery before doing heavy work or exercises. ...Read more

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Bodybuilding after open inguinal hernia surgery?

Alright: Should be fine to return to all normal activities and exercises once you are fully healed and released to such activities by your surgeon. ...Read more

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I've had inguinal hernia surgery could that cause sterility?

I've had inguinal hernia surgery could that cause sterility?

Possible. Unlikely: Sterility requires that both testes, or that both vas deferens (duct from teste that carries sperm) are no longer functional. Injury to the spermatic cord, which contains the vas deferens and blood supply to the teste, is a known complication of inguinal hernia surgery (up to 3%). If you had bilateral operation, or pre-existing problem with opposite teste, then it is possible but very unlikely. ...Read more

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What risks are involved in inguinal hernia mesh removal surgery?

Hernia mesh: Removal can be associated with pain, bleeding, and recurrence of hernia. ...Read more

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Is inguinal hernia major or miner surgery?

It depends if: You are the patient or the surgeon. But seriously it depends on the size of hernia, its location, your pain tolerance, and all kinds of things. And major and minor are relative terms. I tell my patients that every operation is important and for me it is the most major thing that I am doing at the time. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the groin area to grow back an inguinal hernia after you just had surgery?

Is it normal for the groin area to grow back an inguinal hernia after you just had surgery?

Most likely: Small amount of blood collected under skin, usually get absorbed and disappear in few wks, speak to your surgeon and go for POST OP follow up. ...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 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

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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 have a inguinal hernia in my lower groin area. I don't have surgery until late July. What can I do to ease pain til surgery?

Ibuprofen/tylenol. .: BUT!!

pain could be a sign you need surgery earlier, especially if you are having abdominal cramping or other signs of intestinal pathology. Pain that is mild and limited to the groin may be ok for a while. If worsening or if more abdominal see your surgeon for earlier surgery ...Read more

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I had surgery for my inguinal hernia on april 30th 2015 and was wondering when will I be able to exercise in terms of lifting weights and cardio?

Depend on how?: Depend on how your hernia was repaired
first with screen or without screen
second it was done open or laproscopic surgery
third was it a recurrent hernia or a first time hernia
fourth what kind of inguinal hernia, direct, indirect, femoral.
without knowing details I will say you need 2-3 month before you start any physical fitness.
the final word is from your surgeons they will tell you when and how. ...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

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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Dr. David Earle
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Groin Hernia (Definition)

A condition where abdominal organs (usually some intestine) bulge through a ...Read more