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Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
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
It may not be...: Inguinal hernia repair is technically challenging, open or laparoscopic. The laparoscopic repair is relatively new and not all surgeons are comfortable performing repair this way. Statistically, the failure rate of open hernia repair is between 1-5% depending on sugeon expertise. Conversely, laparoscopic failure is much higher up to 10% and more depending on experience. More experience=less failur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Double" Hernias,etc: Controversy exists amongst hernia surgeons which approach is best. In my experience, people return to normal activities faster via laparoscopy. This is most pronounced with bilateral ("double") hernias. Also, people with recurrent hernias originally repaired open benefit greatly from the laparoscopic approach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Office job hernia: Yes. I would let you return to work 3 days following hernia repair. I generally tell patients not to drive until they are pain free and feel that they can stomp their feet on the floor, so that they would be able to safely apply brakes in an emergency if needed. You may need to have someone drive you to work for the first few days you go back to work. ...Read more
I had an open inguinal hernia repair with mesh almost 2 weeks ago and the pain seems worse this week than last. Very tight and stiff feeling. Normal?
Post-op pain recheck: 29 year old male says "had an open inguinal hernia repair with mesh almost 2 weeks ago and the pain seems worse this week than last. Very tight and stiff feeling. Normal?" There are many more questions the Doctor could ask, bottom-line when a post-op pain persists or gets worse person should go back to the surgeon for evaluation/ management as indicated. ...Read more
I had right side open inguinal hernia repair with mesh a little over a year ago. however i have reduced sensation in the right side of my penis. ?
Infrequent : surgical complication but it will get better ...Read more
2yrs postop open inguinal hernia repair. Repair fine says surgeon, but intermittent discomfort in the area. Ideas as to cause(s), ways to minimize?
Hi,I had an open Inguinal hernia repair without mesh ten days ago and I feel ok now.I wanna know when can I back to gym and workout with high strain .
Why?: nobody since 1990 will repair a hernia without the screen sorry to be the one that give you the bad news. I know you are in Iran , and they might be doing things differently there. or they might not have the screen because of the economic boycott, but repair the hernia without a screen will increase your chance to have a recurrence from 5-10% to 35-40% go back to regular workout you need 3 months. ...Read more
10d since my open inguinal hernia repair. A painless, hard lump, like a thick cord has appeared in my scrotum (side of incision). What could it be?
On june 6 husband had open inguinal hernia repair.woke up today with swollen itchy face,benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help.what do you think it is?
Not related: The rash is not likely to be related to the surgery. It can be drug or food allergy, drug either direct allergy or through photo sensitivity and sun burn. The critical question is if this mostly facial swelling and not rash. That will change significantly the differential diagnosis towards kidney versus vascular issues, among others. ...Read more
Extremely painful fluid build up under skin after open mesh inguinal hernia repair. How common is this, and how long does it usually last?
A week long cough 130 days after open mesh inguinal hernia repair now have a stinging pain when i cough, step/lay or stretch a certain way. Concerned?
The cough: You need to find out what is causing the cough and if the cough is persistent talk to your doctor who may prescribe a cough medicine for you. Perhaps the scarring at the incision site has made the area more sensitive to pain but you really need to call this to the surgeon's attention if this persists after you have recovered from the cough. ...Read more
7 months after open mesh inguinal hernia repair occasional stabbing pain in area below scar when having sex, exercising or feeling gassy. Normal or no?
3 weeks ago I had an open inguinal hernia repaired with mess. After 9 days I noticed a rather large lump just above the scar. It is tender all the time but if I sit or drive it is very painful. I can move my scar away from the lump so they are not attach
See ur surgeon: May be seroma (collection of fluid) or recurrance of hermia. You need to be seen ...Read more
Should I try the Shouldice clinic/method for a recurrent inguinal hernia repair, given the first repair was open mesh?
You can try: any major medical center. Shouldice Center in Canada may be fine. There may be a facility closer to you that does laparoscopic repairs of recurrent hernias too. Ask your doctor about the specialists in your region. ...Read more
I had bilateral inguinal hernia repair March 9 this year. Female. Open incision on both sides. Numb from incision to thighs. Extremely swelling in ?
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