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Please advise if it's normal to still feel alittle pain after hernia repair ?

Please advise if it's normal to still feel alittle pain after hernia repair ?

Pain after hernia: Discomfort occurring beyond the normal healing process in the area of any surgery including hernia surgery, is not uncommon. However chronic discomfort after hernia surgery, regardless of the presence/absence of mesh or technique used is increasingly recognized. Pain occurs in approximately 6-8% of patients. It is more common in younger patients ; if there was significant pain prior to surgery ...Read more

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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Is it normal to feel pain 3 months after hernia repair surgery when lifting and bending?

Is it normal to feel pain 3 months after hernia repair surgery when lifting and bending?

Yes: Hermia surgery usually involves placing mesh. This will usually cause some scarring. This will cause pain and stiffness for up to 6 months to a year when you are active or lifting. ...Read more

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Is dull constant pain after open femoral hernia repair six weeks after normal? I had no pain up until two weeks ago. Now pain is constant.

Call surgeon.: Since you are not getting better, and in fact, worse, call your surgeon about it The doc doing the procedure is the one to ask, since all the important details of your operation are known to him/her. ...Read more

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I am still in severe pain after 2nd ventral hernia repair a few months ago. Ct scan is clear, doesn't feel like nerve pain. What else could it be?

I am still in severe pain after 2nd ventral hernia repair a few months ago. Ct scan is clear, doesn't feel like nerve pain. What else could it be?

Post surgery care: There are several possible causes to your prolonged acute pain after abdominal surgery. Stay with your surgical team. With a post op ct scan done and "clear" this team is working with you. Wear an abdominal binder to support your new repair. Avoid coughing, straining and lifting. Check in with your doc/surgery team frequently. Use anti-inflammatory over the counter Ibuprofen products. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long pain should last after laparoscopic hernia repair. My doctor said i had 4 hernias he repaired. 5 weeks later I am still having pain. Normal?

How long pain should last after laparoscopic hernia repair. My doctor said i had 4 hernias he repaired. 5 weeks later I am still having pain. Normal?

Not Uncommon: The severity and duration of postoperative pain is dependent upon the size of the hernia(s). Although laparoscopic, we are "riveting" mesh to the muscles of your abdominal wall. Is your pain getting better or worse? If its not improving, you should see your surgeon sooner than later. ...Read more

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Still in pain 5 months after abdominial hernia repair now swelling in groin lymph node tender to touch more painful during period what's going on?

Not clear: Unclear whether or not this is related to the hernia repair, as the location/size of the hernia is important a well as the technique of repair. Could be endometriosis if it related to menses. See your primary care initially, but don't hesitate to call your hernia surgeon for a follow up visit. ...Read more

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What is mash in hernia repair?

Replacement: Mesh is often placed in the repair of groin or abdominal hernias. The mesh is made of plastic material with small holes and looks like a sheet. The holes allow the body's tissue to grow into the mesh and this re-enforces the repair. ...Read more

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How much does a hernia repair cost?

How much does a hernia repair cost?

"thousands": Important variables include the type of repair, surgeon's cost, anesthesiologist's cost, hospital (or ambulatory surgery center's) cost, etc. Some states publish average costs per hospital per procedure (check out healthcarecompare in il). If you ask to meet with a hospital representative, they should be able to get a better estimate. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are recent trends of hernia repair?

Minimally invasive: Hernia's are being approached by minimally invasive techniques. This allows the repair by small incisions. This allows you to return to work sooner and causes less scar. To repair the hernia the trend is to use artificial material. The quality of repair using cameras and artificial material seems to work well and last a long time. ...Read more

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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