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I had right inguinal hernia repair three years ago. Is there any chance of recurrence. What activities should I avoid.

I had right inguinal hernia repair three years ago. Is there any chance of recurrence.  What activities should I avoid.

A chance: There is a chance of recurrence depending on the experience of your surgeon. I give my post-op hernia patients no restrictions, especially 3 years later. ...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


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Had right inguinal hernia repair done last december yesterday the doc said he felt a small one there wst could cause it to come back?

Had right inguinal hernia repair done last december yesterday the doc said he felt a small one there wst could cause it to come back?

Hernia: Anytime hernia get repaired, there is some weakening of the canal and so your old repair may be letting a new hernia through. Be careful with lifting heavy weights and check with the surgeon who did the original operation. He'd be the one who'd know for sure. ...Read more

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I had a right inguinal hernia repair with mesh plug and patch. I developed back pain that caused by my psoas and piriformis muscles that are always in?

Hard to connect : Psoas and piriformis are quite far away from the inguinal hernia repair. More likely to be separate pathology. Need more investigation into back. ...Read more

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Can a varicocele be a complication from the right-sided inguinal hernia repair surgery I had?

Can a varicocele be a complication from the right-sided inguinal hernia repair surgery I had?

Yes: A varicocele is an abnormal enlargement of the veins draining the testicle. Open inguinal hernia surgery is performed in close proximity to these veins which can be tied off if bleeding is encountered or just scarred down from the surgery. This at times may be an inevitable complication due to the anatomy of inguinal hernia. ...Read more

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I had an US 5 days ago on scrotum/testicles.8/28/14 I had right side inguinal hernia repair and have a 3-4 CM mass on US findings?

Here are some ...: Without additional info, I would not jump to draw conclusion to concern what was visualized on US imaging at the time of one month after right inguinal herniorrhaphy. At least, give additional 1-2 months for watching and following the expected further postsurgical wound resolution before prematurely assuming something as long as slowly but surely getting better day by day. ...Read more

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Would a right-sided surgical inguinal hernia repair result in a right-sided varicocele?

Here are some ...: If there was no right varicocele before right inguinal herniorrhaphy, there would be no surgically anatomical reason to cause right varicocele, but some post-herniorrhaphy hydrocele is likely. ...Read more

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I had done right inguinal hernia lapro tapp repair done 6 weeks ago.Now I have started feeling severe pain in testicle and the cord?

I had done right inguinal hernia lapro tapp repair done 6 weeks ago.Now I have started feeling  severe pain in testicle and the cord?

Ilioinguinal pain: As was said already this type of pain is seen after surgery at times. See the surgeon and get a referral to a pain specialist for an ilioinguinal block. ...Read more

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Who does inguinal hernia repair.?

Who does inguinal hernia repair.?

General surgeons: Inguinal hernia repair is done by mostly general surgeons, however certain general surgeons will do only hernia surgery only. ...Read more

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If nothing is in it do I need inguinal hernia repair?

If nothing is in it do I need inguinal hernia repair?

Yes: If you have inguinal hernia of moderate size and even though no contents now, ( empty ) elective surgery advised most of the time for fear of incarceration, or careful observation..See your surgeon and decide. ...Read more

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What is the recovery for an open inguinal hernia repair?

Variable: Usually, it's uneventful, but it really depends on the individual. In general, i tell my patients they will have significant pain for the first 3 days and the pain will start improving after that. My patients take between 1 and 2 weeks off from work. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: inguinal hernia repair?

What is the definition or description of: inguinal hernia repair?

Inguinal hernia: The repair if a defect in the inguinal canal this is usually performed with mesh. It can be done open or laparoscopic. ...Read more

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Could I have a step by step explanation of inguinal hernia repair. ?

Lap and open: Laparoscopic has three small incisions and uses mesh. Hernia is reduced and patch is put in front of it, in pre-peritoneal space..Make sure the procedure is done tep. Open has one incision approx 4-7cm in length in the groin and also uses a mesh. Hernia is also reduced and patch is placed over it. Both almost equal down time. Both good long-term. I myself prefer lap. ...Read more

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What does an inguinal hernia repair operation entail?

Many types: There are two main categories of repair - open and laparoscopic. Both are generally done as outpatient operations. The variety of open techniques are performed by about 80% is surgeons, and lap about 20%. Open techniques are slightly more painful and associated with a slightly longer recovery. ...Read more

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Is it possible for inguinal hernia repair to cause fertility?

Doubtful: While anything is possible, and there have been a few reports of this, there have only been a few reported out of millions of repairs. I have had experience where there was a couple with difficulty conceiving, them they got pregnant after the hernia repair. ...Read more

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After inguinal hernia repair should the bulge still be present?

Yes: After any surgery, a ridge develops where the incision is. This is called the proud or healing ridge and slowly disappears over a four month period. In a some patients it is quite pronounced and causes concern. If you have any question about your wound, you need to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the risks of having inguinal hernia repair surgery?

Can you tell me the risks of having inguinal hernia repair surgery?

Relatively safe: Surgery, one of the most commonly performed , low risk ambulatory surgical procedure. Possible to have recurrence , rare instances possible to have persistent pains , testicular atrophy, speak to your surgeon for benefits and risks of the procedure. ...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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When do I replace the bandage after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

No need: Usually, there are only small tapes over the incisions that come off on their own within a week or two. As long as the wound is dry, no need for a bandage. If you're still unsure, call your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...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


Dr. David Earle
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Inguinal Hernia Repair (Definition)

The repair if a defect in the inguinal canal this is usually performed with mesh. It can be ...Read more