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Doctor insights on: Left Sided Inguinal Hernia

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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. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic ...Read more


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I am diagnosed with inguinal hernia on left side. Who will be the right specialist to see about it? Is it a urologist?

I am diagnosed with inguinal hernia on left side. Who will be the right specialist to see about it? Is it a urologist?

A surgeon rather: A general surgeon would better assess you / operate on you, they deal with this problem more than urologists, best wishes ...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?

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

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Groin Hernia (Definition)

A condition where abdominal organs (usually some intestine) bulge through a ...Read more