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Doctor insights on: Post Herniorrhaphy Pain Syndrome

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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


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Can you die during a herniorrhaphy?

Very, Very rare: Death during herniorraphy is extremely rare, particularly groin hernia repair in which the chances of death are probably less than one in 10, 000. Even the most simple of surgeries do carry rare life-threatening risks including the blood clots that can travel to the lungs or an unexpected reaction to anesthesia medicines. More complex hernias like big incisonal hernias have higher risks. ...Read more

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Can you be awake during a herniorrhaphy?

Yes: But please put me to sleep! it can be done with spinal block also, where you are awake. ...Read more

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Is pain normal after having herniorrhaphy?

Yes: Hernia repair involves the reapposition of separatewd connective tissue usually surrounding the abdomen. For several days the area of reapproximation will respond to any activity with more than noticeable pain. This will rapidly disappear as the tissues heal but there is good anti-pain medicine for the period of time before healing takes place. ...Read more

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What is the difference between herniorrhaphy and herniotomy?

Semantics: While herniorrhaphy refers to hernia repair and herniotomy refers to opening the hernia (sac or defect), the terms are sometimes uses incorrectly and interchangeably. ...Read more

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Could you die during a herniorrhaphy (inguinal)?

Could you die during a herniorrhaphy (inguinal)?

HERNIA surgery risks: There are risks with any surgery. However inguinal hernia surgery, the most common surgical procedure worldwide, is generally quite safe and well tolerated. An acceptable risk of mortality is < 1% for elective repair. This is higher in cases of emergency surgery for strangulation /incarceration. Careful patient selection and preoperative preparation by an experienced hernia surgeon minimizes risk. ...Read more

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Please give me some ideas where to find photos about herniorrhaphy?

Check U-tube: Hernia repair, also called herniorrhaphy can be entered into your web search engine. You will be surprised how many photos and videos are "out there". Web md is a great site. ...Read more