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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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I m 37 yr male, I have been diagnosed with left inguinal hernia 10 days back...can i involve in sexual activities...

I m 37 yr male, I have been diagnosed with left inguinal hernia 10 days back...can i involve in sexual activities...

Yes: As long as the hernia is not strangulated, there will be no effect on sexual performance or quality. Be sure your examining physician indicates whether there is any degree of risk of a problem with the hernia but that is a separate issue. ...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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Can you tell me how much time until a hydrocele goes away after left inguinal hernia repair?

Can you tell me how much time  until a hydrocele goes away after left inguinal hernia repair?

Hope it will: Should have involuted within six weeks, otherwise hydrocelectomy may be required. Thus consult an experienced urologist if still there after 6 weeks. ...Read more

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I had left inguinal hernia repair (mesh) 15 months ago. I still feel pain and discomfort in my groin. Should I seek a different/new surgeon?

I had  left inguinal hernia  repair (mesh) 15 months ago. I still feel pain and discomfort in my groin. Should I seek a different/new surgeon?

Here are some ...: The lingering pain after inguinal hernia repair with mesh may occasionally happen to few regardless of who is the surgeon. For the sake of personal sentiment, that you wish to find a "better" surgeon is understandable, but it's not necessary to find a better one. So, check out surgeon's reputation objectively before you move. Best luck ... ...Read more

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10 days post opp on double left inguinal hernia, my left testicle is three times its normal size and the tubes swollen and painful is this normal ?

10 days post opp on double left inguinal hernia, my left testicle is three times its normal size and the tubes swollen and painful is this normal ?

Sometimes: Swelling after hernia surgery commonly affects the cord structures to the testicle ; the testicle itself. Bruising can be seen too. I cannot tell if the swelling that you describe is normal for you without an exam. Call your surgeon ; discuss with them as to what you should do. ...Read more

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Does having left inguinal hernia surgery cause a varicocele?

Does having left inguinal hernia surgery cause a varicocele?

It can: If the pampinaform plexus are injured during the repair, it can manifest as a varicocele. This happens infrequently, but not a detrimental occurrence. ...Read more

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I had a left inguinal hernia surgery in 2010 i feel pain in my surgical site only when i ejaculate, no recurrence. What are the possibilities?

I had a left inguinal hernia surgery in 2010 i feel pain in my surgical site only when i ejaculate, no recurrence. What are the possibilities?

Muscle spasm: If the hernia repair has been successful then you might have developed some scar tissue under the skin in that area. The act of ejaculation may cause spasm of the tissue around the hernia repair site.. If the pain occurs each time you ejaculate please consult with your surgeon. ...Read more

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