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Pain after open inguinal hernia surgery?

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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

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


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Should I undergo inguinal hernia surgery?

Should I undergo inguinal hernia surgery?

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

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How long waiting time for inguinal hernia surgery?

How long waiting time for inguinal hernia surgery?

Variable: The timing of surgery depends on whether any pre operative evauation is necessary with other doctors, the urgency of the operation, & the surgeon's schedule. In the us, I believe that most surgeons can schedule a hernia operation within a few weeks after initial evaluation. ...Read more

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I would like information regarding inguinal hernia surgery.?

I would like information regarding inguinal hernia surgery.?

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

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After inguinal hernia surgery is the pain worse the next day?

Incisional pain: You are experiencing incisional pain which can last a few days after surgery. It should settle down in a few days as will the swelling that is expected after surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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When can I safely travel after an open inguinal hernia surgery?

When can I safely travel after an open inguinal hernia surgery?

Depends: 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

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Could I get some information regarding inguinal hernia surgery.?

Could I get some information regarding inguinal hernia surgery.?

Opinions: Have more than 1 doctor examine you. If surgery necessary check their record of surgery, (#'s and results.) Do have it if indicated because of danger of bowel getting stuck in muscle defect and turning gangrenous, "incarcerated hernia." Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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

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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Is it normal to feel pain from inguinal hernia surgery after 1 year?

No: You need to contact the surgeon who did the surgery to find out why. Most pain should have subsided by 6 weeks post-op. ...Read more

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How much time will it take me to recover from inguinal hernia surgery?

How much time will it take me to recover from inguinal hernia surgery?

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

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How long until it is safe to be traveling after open inguinal hernia surgery?

Fairly quickly: At one time hermia patients were kept in bed for one week to let the hernia heal. Now inguinal hernias are done outpatient and patient can travel in a day or two as long as pressure is not exerted on the wound. ...Read more

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Which type of exercises are okay for post inguinal hernia surgery for a woman?

Light: Light activity and light exercises like walking, swimming, light stairs or treadmill for the first 4-6 weeks. Check with your surgeon as to when you can return to all normal activities and full exercise. ...Read more

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After inguinal hernia surgery is it true that I won't get another hernia again?

Not true: While the surgeon tries his best rarely recurrent hernia can be a problem. Hope for the best and good luck! ...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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Will I be nude during inguinal hernia surgery? Please provide details. Thank you!!!

Not completely: 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

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Just had inguinal hernia surgery. In lots of pain. Is this normal? And if so about long does it last?

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

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I had right side inguinal hernia surgery 1 month ago and now I have right testices pain. So what should I do?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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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

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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.

Unusual: It would be highly unusual to have long-term or permanent ED after undergoing inguinal hernia surgery with mesh placement. May be due to postop pain for now. Are you still having pain? Please check with your surgeon. ...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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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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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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Bodybuilding after open inguinal hernia surgery without mesh?

Bodybuilding after open inguinal hernia surgery without mesh?

Follow your surgeon: The reason surgeons recommend waiting 6 weeks is to allow the repair to heal and gain its strength. If you over stress the repair too soon, you could rip it apart. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long will it take an to recover from inguinal hernia surgery and start running again?

How long will it take an to recover from inguinal hernia surgery and start running again?

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

Dr. David Earle
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Inguinal Hernia Surgery (Definition)

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


Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

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