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Inguinal Hernia Post Surgery Complications
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
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
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
My inguinal hernia has reopened only 6 months after surgery I had Kaiser but now PPO. What R my Options?
What can I do to relieve inguinal hernia pain before my surgery next week? Will ice or paracetamol help?
Is it dangerous or life threatening if we leave the inguinal hernia without seeking any surgery or medical attention?
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
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?
How can I tell if I have an inguinal hernia or a groin pull? Have had surgery for an inguinal hernia on both sides before. Mesh in. Feel pain again.
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
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
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
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
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
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
What is the typical recovery time for surgery to repair an inguinal hernia? We have a 20 pound toddler!
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 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?
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
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
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