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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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Persistant pain at colostomy removal site post reversal. Had severe peritonitis post op?

Persistant pain at colostomy removal site post reversal. Had severe peritonitis post op?

Depends: How long ago was your last surgery? Incision site discomfort can sometimes last for a few months after surgery. See your surgeon for an exam. Sometimes hernias can form at the surgery site. Sometimes there can be prolonged skin nerve discomfort in the scar. ...Read more

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What's post thrombotic syndrome?

What's post thrombotic syndrome?

Pain: You can get pain in the site where you had a blood clot, even after starting treatment for the clot. ...Read more

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Type of pain killers prescribed for post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Type of pain killers prescribed for post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Varies: Usually a narcotic pain pill such as Percocet or vicoden is prescribed after inguinal hernia repair. I like to add Ibuprofen as well, it seems to decrease the amount of narcotic needed to control pain in the first week after herniorraphy. ...Read more

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Post op sciatic pain 3 weeks after surgery. What can be done?

It's still early: In the post operative period to make changes to your current regimen. Continue pain medications and level of activity suggested by your spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes severe pain 4 months post tkr surgery?

What causes severe pain 4 months post tkr surgery?

Multiple causes: Anything from inadequate rehab to infection can cause pain. Typical recovery can take up to one year. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain cause pain in laproscopic hernia repair 4 1/2 months post- op?

Maybe: It depends on what the pain was like before the operation, and what type of hernia repair you had. It doesn't sound specific like something is wrong with hernia repair, however you should check with your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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Pain management doctors in 21230 area for the spine with post op surgery pain?

Pain doctor: We can contact your insurance for the list of pain specialists in your area. There are a few big pain centers such as university of maryland pain center, johns hopkins university pain center ..... ...Read more

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Is there much post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Is there much post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Moderate: It depends on the type of repair that you have. In general, open (large incision) hernia repair has more pain and disability than a laparoscopic (small incision) hernia repair, but it depends a lot on you and your pain tolerance. Your surgeon's techniques also play a role. Most people require moderate narcotics after surgery to control their pain. ...Read more

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I'm having incision pain and abdominal pain 11 weeks post partum. Any suggestions?

C-section incision?: Pain at the site of a c-section incision is normal for a few days or even up to a couple of weeks after delivery but should not recur 11 weeks post-partum. You should make your ob-gyn aware of the pains you are having. The sooner the better especially if they are associated with fevers or any redness at or drainage from the incision. ...Read more

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Would a compression sleeve help with post thrombotic syndrome symptoms?

Would a compression sleeve help with post thrombotic syndrome symptoms?

Yes: I assume that this is in the lower extremity & yes it would help. I prefer the coutom fitted long leg in the form of panty hose. This allows them 2 stay up & u have no constriction 2 the upper thighs. Jobsts r form fitted 2 ur specs & do a good job. The only problem is that they r hot, but worth it. ...Read more

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7 months post op hysterectomy abdominal pain?

7 months post op hysterectomy abdominal pain?

Many options: It certainly could be scar tissue, but if it only just started 7 months after surgery, there are plenty of other non-hysterectomy issues that could play a role. Check with your obgyn. ...Read more

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What could cause complications after fasciectomy (surgery) for compartment syndrome?

What could cause complications after fasciectomy (surgery) for compartment syndrome?

Maily infection,skin: Infection is the most important complication for post op fasciatomy, because the tissue will be expose. Skin coverage is another problem we have post fsciatomy. ...Read more

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What causes patellofemoral pain syndrome after a tkr?

It depends....: On whether the patella was resurfaced. Some patients will still have pain if their patella was not resurfaced. They may have damaged cartilage on the knee cap that is rubbing against the implant. Unfortunately resurfacing the kneecap later often only helps about half the patients. Talk with your surgeon or get a second opinion. There may be something else going on like loosening or infection. ...Read more

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Can thoracic outlet syndrome cause severe chronic pain at the t6 region.?

Unlikely: Thoracic outlet affects lateral neck, shoulder blade, lateral upper chest, and radiates down the arm typically to digits 4 and 5 of the hand, if the neurogenic variety. A more distal variation seems focalized to the lateral chest and armpit, (pectoralis minor). T-6 is too low for tos. Severe pain there is more likely of discogenic origin, if within the spine, or referred pain from internal organs. ...Read more

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Thoracic outlet syndrome causes arm/neck pain how?

Thoracic outlet syndrome causes arm/neck pain how?

Crowding: Pressure on brachial plexus the nerves from the spinal cord to arm become a group of nerves called the brachial plexus it is compressed by a crowding from an extra rib on top of the rib cage 1st rib or extra cervical rib the working theory goes adfitionally vascular compression of brachial artery or vein can produce arm symptoms nerve pain can extend proximal to neck or distal to arm and hand. ...Read more

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What kind of pain killers are prescribed for post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Narcotics: Typically, a combination synthetic narcotic with acetaminophen is used, along with an NSAID such as naproxen or ibuprofen. Ice packs can also be helpful. Usually no need for more than 1-2 weeks, and often less than a week depending on the individual and technique ofbrepair. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes flu-like symptoms post op hip replacement. This occurs daily since surgery 4 wks, ago.

What causes flu-like symptoms post op hip replacement. This occurs daily since surgery 4  wks, ago.

See details: What exactly do you mean when you describe flu like symptoms? Muscle aching and fevers must be evaluated to rule out infection. Speak with your surgeon and your personal physician. ...Read more