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Is Inguinal Hernia Surgery Necessary
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
There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more
Probably: If you have a hernia that is enlarging or causing sone pressure or discomfort symptons, then yes have hernia surgery. Risks depend on your overall health ; surgical risks. A hernia will not resolve without surgery ; you can watch a small hernia if your doctor says it is alright to observe it. ...Read more
Info: Inguinal hernia repair can be performed laparoscopically or opr. Lap has less pain and shorter recovery, but only when done by a surgeon with substantial training and experience some say 250 cases, but the number is highly variable, and surgeon dependent. Best approach is the one the surgeon does best. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Ask the surgeon.
Some repairs are more tenuous than others. And the surgeon will suggest.
Usually 2 weeks would suffice.
Once pain medicines
stopped. ...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
Up to 6 weeks: Depending on the type of repair, it can take between 1 and 6 weeks to recover. If you have a laparoscopic repair it can take between 1-2 weeks to recover, and if it is open, depending on the recommendations of your surgeon, it can take bewtween two and 6 weeks for full recovery ...Read more
During inguinal hernia repair, you will have to be nude from your nipples to your knees. The surgeon needs to have full access to the whole area.
Be assured, however, that you will not be made to walk in nude or exposed to any more people than is absolutely necessary. Doctors, nurses, and surgical technologists in the operating room see people partially naked all the time. They are discreet. ...Read more
Just had inguinal hernia surgery. In lots of pain. Is this normal? And if so about long does it last?
Normal: To have post operative pain for several days. But you need to consult with your surgeon, because it could be injury to your testicle, surgical site infection, or some more serious problem. ...Read more
I had inguinal hernia surgery aweek ago. I ask when I can get back to my training (gym) and lifting wieghts?
Hernia surgery: You can return in about two months if you get the ok from your surgeon. ...Read more
I had right side inguinal hernia surgery 1 month ago and now I have right testices pain. So what should I do?
See your surgeon: Anytime you have testicular pain it's probably a good idea to see your doctor. Given that you have had a surgery on the same side and in the same general area as your testicular pain, I would recommend you seeing your surgeon for a physical exam to rule out more serious issues that could be developing. ...Read more
What is involved in the two week follow up exam after inguinal hernia surgery? Is this the only follow up appointment?
Possible but...: At least, one postop visit after inguinal heniorrhaphy is reasonable to check how the "wound" heals and if the postop resolution has been as expected, and give some advice for future lifestyle. More? Ask Doc face to face, and don't leave related doubts in mind. Best wish. .. ...Read more
I had a inguinal hernia surgery a year and a 1/2ago. I had the mesh put in and I am now having sharp pains. Should I be concerned?
Yes: Have your surgeon see you. He/she knows what to do. ...Read more
Had a inguinal hernia surgery done a year and a half ago. Recently started to have sharp pains like I did before the surgery. Should I be concerned?
See a doctor: Most of the time, pain after inguinal hernia repair is because of stitches used during the operation. See your surgeon or your primary medical doctor to get checked out. Often, a simple injection can help with the pain. ...Read more
5 weeks after inguinal hernia surgery now for last 3 days area suddenly feels stiff with occasional pain and heaviness like a brick. Is it normal?
I don't think: This is normal, but I can't imagine anything going on 5 weeks post op. Show it to your surgeon. Maybe mesh reaction, if you had one placed. ...Read more
Hi, 3 month since I had an inguinal hernia surgery. Can I consider myself to be fully recovered? What are the things I should avoid to re-occurrence?
Yes: Healing time is 6-8 weeks, 3 months is clearly time to return to normal activity. Recurrences are rare but can occur, suggest as yoou return to normal activity work up to strenuous activity such as lifting ...Read more
I am having ED after inguinal hernia surgery. A mesh was placed in me. I am very worried, I will not be the same. Can I have an explanation of to why.
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
Weeks: Return to exercise after hernia repair is dependent on the health of the patient, method of hernia repair, and extent of surgery. Following laparoscopic hernia repair, my patients are instructed to begin aerobic exercise whenever they feel well enough. Many will be fast-walking on a treadmill or elliptical within a week, running outdoors in 2-3 weeks, and back to pre-surgical fitness in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more