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I had a open mesh repair of a left side inguinal hernia over 10 year ago. Sometimes at work i will overlift and i will be hurting for weeks.. Normal?

I had a open mesh repair of a left side inguinal hernia over 10 year ago. Sometimes at work i will overlift and i will be hurting for weeks.. Normal?

Common: Tough to know exactly what the problem is. Doubt is the mesh if there has been a long interval with no symptoms. Recent symptoms could be a sign of hernia recurrence. Persistent symptoms for 10yrs coul be related to the mesh or technique. See a general surgeon for a consult if its bad enough. ...Read more

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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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My right testicle hurts a lot and it started like 2 hours ago? I'm 18 (no sex) I have an inguinal hernia on the left side? What could it be ?

Possibly urgent: Since testicular torsion is on the list of possibilities, and could cause you to lose your testis, please consider seeing a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia (left) cause pain on the left side of the body from the left hip front and left glute up to the left ribs?

Can an inguinal hernia (left) cause pain on the left side of the body from the left hip front and left glute up to the left ribs?

Rare but possible: Usually hernias cause pain in the groin. If the mass has caused splitting of muscle tissue, pain can be in the area you note. Best option will be to be seen for an exam by a surgeon to determine if a clinical relation exists. ...Read more

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After open inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago on the left side, my left testicle doesn't raise up anymore. It was normal before, worried.

After open inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago on the left side, my left testicle doesn't raise up anymore. It was normal before, worried.

Cremaster Muscle: The vas and blood vessels to the testicle are covered by a muscle layer that has to be divided when performing an open inguinal hernia repair, called the cremaster muscle. Depending how extensive the dissection, your testicle may not raise up any more. While i can understand your concern, this should have no major effect on your testicle function. Please discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a pain on my left testicule reaching my lower abdominal ANA I had since 4 years an inguinal hernia surgerie on my 2 sides.might it rehapened?

Possible: Especially if the pain is similar. You may have a recurrence. Contact your Surgeon or primary Dr for examination and guidance on how to proceed. ...Read more

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I did Inguinal hernia surgery 2 days ago and my right testicle pains me and is a bit larger than the left. Also my hernia was also on the right side;?

I did Inguinal hernia surgery 2 days ago and my right testicle pains me and is a bit larger than the left. Also my hernia was also on the right side;?

Probably normal: Swelling in the groin, the testicle, and scrotum after inguinal hernia repair is very common and should get better day by day. Try elevation and ice/heat. If the pain is persistent and/or severe or if the swelling doesn't get better there is a small chance of damage to the spermatic cord. You should see your surgeon and monitor closely. ...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